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DFA: No Filipinos hurt in Bogota car bombing

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 09:38 AM January 19, 2019

Family members of victims of a bombing cry outside the entrance to the General Santander police academy where the bombing took place in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/John Wilson Vizcaino)

MANILA, Philippines — No Filipinos were hurt in the car bomb attack on a police academy in Bogota, Colombia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Saturday.

The DFA also extended its condolences to Colombia following Thursday’s car bombing of a police academy that killed 21 people and injured 68 others.

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The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia has assured that the 140 members of Colombia’s Filipino community are safe.

Philippine Ambassador to Colombia Marichu Mauro reported that a truck containing 80 kilograms of explosive pentolite exploded after ramming a wall inside the General Santander Police Academy.

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Colombian President Ivan Duque tagged the incident as a terrorist attack and declared three days of national mourning.  /muf

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