come By the a bomb attack on a police Academy in Colombia, 21 people were killed. 68 people were injured on the premises of the police Academy General Santander in the South of the metropolis, a car bomb detonated, reported the local media on the night of Friday, citing the latest information from the police.
According to the Prosecutor General's office, the offender drove his car through the main entrance of the Academy. As a Beagle was in the control, gave the driver the Gas and drove at high speed on the terrain. There the car exploded. Several buildings were damaged, the vehicle was on fire.
The investigators identified the culprit, the came killed in the attack, as a member of the leftist guerrilla organization ELN. The man who served under the fighting name "Mocho Kico" for 17 years as an explosives expert in the ranks of the rebels in the East of the country, reported the TV channel Caracol, citing the General Prosecutor's office. Whether the attack was arranged by the ELN, is unclear. The leadership of the rebels did not comment.
President Duque: "This attack will not go unpunished,"
Colombia suffered from decades of armed conflict between the armed forces, leftist guerrilla groups and right-wing paramilitaries. Rebel groups and the Medellín cartel drug boss Pablo Escobar committed, especially in the 1980s, a succession of serious bomb attacks in the capital, Bogotá. The last had improved the security situation in the South American country. The largest rebel organization Farc has in the meantime concluded a peace Treaty with the government, and the weapons down.
fights, However, the smaller guerrilla group ELN against the state. Only a few days ago, ELN had shot down fighters in the East of Colombia, the helicopter of a private security company, three employees hostage and 1.7 billion Pesos (478 000 Euro) was stolen. Also, criminal syndicates involved in drug smuggling, and the return of bloody clashes with police and armed forces.
"This attack will not go unpunished. We Colombians have subjected us to never terrorism," said President Iván Duque at the scene of a car bomb attack. "I call on all Colombians, against the Violent to do: We are not soft to take a step back from those who would attack the company." Representatives of the former Farc-rebel, arise, in the meantime, as a political party for your goals, condemned the bomb attack. "The attack on the police Academy General Santander is very unfortunate. Solidarity with the families of the victims," wrote Farc-Senator for Victoria Sandino on Twitter. "We have to ask ourselves who benefits from such actions and what goals they pursue."