21 dead in Bogota car bomb attack - police

2019-01-18 10:52
Flames rise from a deadly car bombing at a police academy in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo)

Flames rise from a deadly car bombing at a police academy in Bogota, Colombia. (AP Photo)

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Twenty-one people died in a car bomb attack at a Bogota police cadet training academy, with 68 injured, Colombian police said late on Thursday.

"Unfortunately, the preliminary toll is 21 people dead, including the person responsible for the incident, and 68 wounded," the police said in a statement, adding 58 of those injured had been discharged from hospital.

The country's defence ministry had previously reported 11 dead and 65 injured.

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