At least 40 affected houses left the explosion of a motorcycle bomb on Thursday night in the Colombian town of Caloto, in the troubled department of Cauca.
Residents told local media that the explosion occurred around 8:20 p.m. local time (01:20 GMT on Friday) on a bridge located at the entrance to the municipality and that the wave affected nearby homes.
“Violent actors have just activated a motorized bomb in Caloto, Cauca. Total repudiation of this criminal act. Violence cannot be the destiny of Caucanos”said the indigenous senator Feliciano Valencia on his Twitter account.
For his part, a lifeguard told journalists “that there are between 35 and 40 houses damaged by the shock wave that was generated with the activation of this ‘motor pump,’ so far there is only one report of a girl who arrived at the hospital due to damage. in your hearing system.
The authorities began investigation to identify the perpetrators of this attack.
Tonight’s explosion joins the one that occurred on May 2, when the mayor’s office in the municipality of Argelia, also in Cauca, was practically destroyed by a car bomb.
That attack also caused damage to the municipal House of Culture and the surrounding buildings, although most of the damage was suffered by the mayor’s office, seriously affected by the explosion.
The department of Cauca suffers the rigors of the violence unleashed by the presence of the FARC dissidents and other armed groups that seek to control the area for cocaine trafficking.
With information from EFE.