The president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, expressed his solidarity with Colombia on Thursday after a car bomb exploded in a police academy in Bogota, which left at least eight dead and ten wounded.
"We are in contact with the authorities and I will call the president @IvanDuque to express our solidarity to the Colombian people," wrote Moreno in his Twitter account.
The Colombian Defense Ministry stated that the explosion in the school of general Francisco de Paula Santander was about a "terrorist action", one of the most serious that has shaken the Colombian capital since the intensity of the armed conflict it has diminished. of the peace pact with the FARC exguerrilla at the end of 2016.
Bogotá has been shaken by sporadic acts of terrorism in 2017. In February of that year, ELN claimed responsibility for an attack on a police patrol that left a soldier in uniform and some seriously injured in the Macarena district of Bogotá.
That same year, an attack in a mall in Bogota left three dead and several wounded. The authorities have accused the event of the popular revolutionary movement (MRP).