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14 injured after an explosion rocks Colombia’s Barranquilla

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Colombia’s Barranquilla

 At the least 14 individuals had been injured when a tool exploded within the Colombian metropolis of Barranquilla, capital of the northern division of Atlantico, Mayor Jaime Pumarejo mentioned on Tuesday.

After condemning the assault, the mayor introduced a reward of 20 million pesos (about 5,740 U.S. {dollars}) to anybody who supplies related info resulting in any arrests.

In keeping with preliminary studies, the assault was perpetrated by a felony group that extorts cash from metropolis retailers, “which now we have been investigating with the legal professional basic’s workplace and the police for a number of months,” Pumarejo mentioned.

The mayor instructed enterprise homeowners within the space to remain calm and warranted them that the police presence might be bolstered to forestall the recurrence of extortion and violent assaults.

“We’re going to reinforce safety in order that these individuals know that the police and the mayor’s workplace are defending retailers and ensuring they will work in peace,” he mentioned.

Pumarejo reported that the 14 wounded, together with a minor, had been being handled at native hospitals and had been all out of hazard.

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