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Two people were killed and 17 injured in Colombia's capital Tuesday when a bomb exploded in what President Juan Manuel Santos said was an assassination attempt against a former interior minister.
"I've just learned that an attempt was made on the life of Mr.Fernando Londono. He was in his armored car," said Santos, who cancelled a planned trip to Cartagena and summoned a meeting of the National Security Council.
"Fortunately, Dr Londono is stable condition in the hospital," Santos said, adding Londono's driver and a police guard were among the dead.
Bogota's mayor Gustavo Petro said via Twitter that a suspect had been arrested and that there is surveillance video of the crime scene.
"The entire city should stay alert," he added in his message, as the red Cross said 17 people had been injured.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, whi
In: World News
Tags: Bomb Bogota, Bomb, IED, explosion, destruction, FARC, violence, death, figth, guerrilla, warefare,
Location: Chapinero, Bogota, Colombia (load item map)
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