Car bomb in Padilla, Cauca, leaves four injured

On the morning of this Sunday, February 6, a car bomb was activated in Padilla, a municipality located in the north of Cauca.

The vehicle loaded with explosives detonated near the church in this town.

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According to preliminary information, there would be a person injured.

Similarly, significant collateral damage has been recorded in front of the church of the town and neighboring residences.

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According to the first versions of authorities, the attack would be part of the threats that the dissidents made to attack the Public Force.

The incident occurred around 8:50 in the morning on February 6.
The The blast wave destroyed the facades of houses and a church. So far, no injuries have been confirmed. and the first security ring prevented it, that’s why it exploded in front of the fences that are located at the road accesses to the police unit”, reported members of the Police.

A person who got out of the car used in the attack was intercepted when he was fleeing the municipality, according to authorities. He was put at the disposal of the Attorney General of the Nation.

The Public Force reported that this is the response of the FARC dissidence, Dagoberto structure ‘Dagoberto Ramos’ for the death in combat of Euclides España Caicedo, alias Jhonier, leader of all the dissidents that have a presence in the departments of Cauca, Valle and Nariño, grouped in the self-styled ‘Comando Suroccidente’.

The dissident leader died in a military operation carried out in the district of Tacuey in Toribío, on January 24 of this year.

Raul Ortiz, Padilla’s secretary of government, affirmed that there are four people injured.
“Two with serious injuries, the other two with minor injuries. One has already been referred to a more complex clinic. Fortunately, there were no deaths,” said the official.

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