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5 killed in car bombing in Colombian capital Bogota


Bogota, Jan 17: Bogota's mayor says at least five people have been killed and another 10 injured in a car bombing at a police academy in Colombia's capital.

 5 killed in car bombing in Colombian capital Bogota (Representative image)

The scene outside the General Santander police academy is chaotic, with ambulances and helicopters rushing to the normally tightly controlled facility. Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion that destroyed windows in adjacent buildings Thursday.

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Pictures on social media showed a charred vehicle surrounded by debris on the academy's campus. Mayor Enrique Penalosa says at least 5 people were killed and 10 injured.

Leftist rebels from the National Liberation Army have been stepping up attacks on police targets in Colombia amid a standoff with conservative President Ivan Duque over how to re-start stalled peace talks.


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