Colombia terror attack: Death toll rises to three in Bogota blast

| Updated: Jun 18, 2017 12:14 IST

Moscow [Russia], June. 18 (ANI): At least three people have been killed and several have been injured in an explosion that rocked the Centro Andino shopping center in Colombia's capital of Bogota on Sunday. Initial reports said one woman was killed, but now the death toll has risen to three, reports Sputnik. Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa took to Twitter and announced that it was a terrorist attack. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Me duele atentado terrorista cobarde en Centro Andino. Hay una mujer muerta y cinco heridas</p>&mdash; Enrique Peñalosa (@EnriquePenalosa) <a href="https://twitter.com/EnriquePenalosa/status/876221315421700099">June 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "A coward terrorist attack in Centro Andino hurts me. There is one woman dead and. 11 injured," Penalosa wrote on Twitter. According to media reports, the blast occurred in a ladies washroom on the second floor of the mall. Meanwhile, an evacuation is underway at the mall following the explosion, and paramedics have reached the spot to provide immediate aide to the injured. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his solidarity with the victims and ordered an investigation into the matter. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Frente a los hechos en el CC Andino, ordene al <a href="https://twitter.com/GeneralNietoR">@GeneralNietoR</a> dirigir investigacion y mantenerme al tanto. Mi solidaridad con las víctimas.</p>&mdash; Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuanManSantos/status/876218742874808320">June 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> More details to follow. (ANI)
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