Two killed in Bogota bomb attack

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has said two people have been killed in a bomb attack on a crowded Bogota street which he says targeted a former interior minister.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has said two people have been killed in a bomb attack on a crowded Bogota street which he says targeted a former interior minister.

Mr Santos said former minister Fernando Londono was hurt, but is out of danger.

In a brief televised declaration, the premier said that Mr Londono’s driver and a police officer were killed in the bombing, which occurred in the heart of Bogota’s commercial district at Calle 74 and Caracas Avenue.

City health director Guillermo Jaramillo told Caracol radio that at least 19 people were hurt in the blast.

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