Four explosions in Colombia; target Obama?

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 21:47

Zeenews Bureau

Cartagena: Two small bombs exploded in Colombia`s capital Bogota on Friday, and police said they may have been a protest by leftist guerrillas against the presence of US President Barack Obama elsewhere in the country for the Summit of the Americas.

Two other low-intensity blasts occurred in Cartagena where the summit is being held.

"There are windows broken, but nobody hurt or killed," a senior police source said, saying the explosives were placed in a ditch in a residential area near the attorney general`s office and the US embassy in Bogota.

Obama landed in Cartagena, on Colombia`s northern coast far from Bogota, earlier on Friday. A senior military official says two bags of gunpowder exploded in a vacant lot about a quarter mile (400 meters) from Cartagena`s bus station on Friday evening. The official spoke only on condition he not be further identified.

"It might be a protest by an urban guerrilla cell against Obama," the source said.

(With Agencies’ inputs)

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First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 09:02

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