Colombian defence minister says 36 people injured in 'terrorist attack' at army facility in Cucuta

The Nation  |  Jun 16, 2021

Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano on Tuesday called an explosion at an army facility in Cucuta a "vile terrorist attack" that targeted the country's soldiers, revealing that 36 people, including 2 civilians, were injured in the blast.

According to the minister, the National Liberation Army, one of the country's armed rebel groups, may have been behind the attack. Molano said that the explosion was the result of the detonation of a bomb in a Toyota that entered the territory of the 30th Brigade of the Army with two people inside.

"All my solidarity with the 36 people who were injured, including 2 civilians. We are with our soldiers. Nothing and nobody frightens our Public Force. We will continue to ensure the security and defense of Colombians", Molano tweeted.

Primeras hipótesis sobre el atentado en la Brigada 30 del @COL_EJERCITO apuntan al ELN. @FiscaliaCol comenzó el desarrollo de las investigaciones para dar con los responsables. Los ubicaremos y sentirán todo el peso de la justicia.

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