Three explosive devices were launched against a military base in the Colombian city of Cúcuta, with no casualties reported, the Colombian army reported Monday February 07th.
“Military operations continue to identify those responsible for this terrorist act and with the review of the military unit’s facilities and its surroundings to rule out the presence of any devices,” the army said in a statement.
The first hypothesis of the authorities points to the National Liberation Army (ELN) as the alleged perpetrator, considered the last active guerrilla in the country and with which the government suspended peace negotiations in January 2019 after an attack against a police school which claimed the lives of 22 cadets.
The dissidence of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) also operates in the area, which did not take advantage of the peace agreement signed five years ago between that guerrilla and the Colombian State.
This is the second attack with explosives recorded in the country in 24 hours.
On Sunday February 06th, a car bomb was detonated near the police station in the municipality of Padilla, Cauca, in the southwest of the country, leaving three people injured, none seriously, reported the Ombudsman’s Office. The authorities pointed out the FARC dissidents as the alleged perpetrators.