vehicle bomb blast at an army installation in the Colombian line city of Cucuta harmed a day and a half on Tuesday, the safeguard serve said, projecting fault for the assault on liberal radicals.
The blast occurred at a base utilized by the 30th Army Brigade in the northeastern city close to the boundary with Venezuela.
“We dismiss and disavow this abhorrent and fear based oppressor act which tried to assault the troopers of Colombia,” Defense Minister Diego Molano told writers. “36 individuals were harmed. Three of them with a level of gravity.”
One of the harmed has had a medical procedure, Molano said, and 29 are hospitalized.
Two men drove a white Toyota truck into the base in the wake of making themselves look like authorities, he said, adding there were two blasts.
In spite of a 2016 harmony manage Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) revolts, Colombia’s tactical keeps on fighting National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas, wrongdoing packs and previous FARC individuals who reject the agreement.
The ELN, FARC dissenters and wrongdoing packs are largely present in here and there anxious Norte de Santander territory, where the 30th Brigade works.
“The underlying theory is that the ELN are behind this demential and awful demonstration,” Molano said. “Likewise being researched is the inclusion of FARC nonconformists.”
The injury cost might have been higher however most staff were in protection segregation in light of Covid, a high-positioning authority revealed to Reuters before on Tuesday.
Photographs and video coursing via web-based media showed an annihilated white vehicle on fire. President Ivan Duque said on Twitter he would make a trip to Cucuta to meet with military pioneers and neighborhood specialists.
Web-based media recordings showed what gave off an impression of being U.S. military staff on the base after the assault. Many U.S. counsels are positioned in Colombia, yet the U.S. military’s Southern Command didn’t promptly react to a solicitation for input.The public authority reprimanded FARC nonconformists for a vehicle bomb assault in March in Cauca area which harmed in excess of 40 individuals.
A 2019 ELN vehicle bomb assault at Bogota’s police foundation executed 22 individuals and finished beginning harmony talks between the gathering and the public authority.