Colombia: Three dead, nine injured in blast

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Colombia: According to the information given by the police officials, in an incident that took place in Colombia’s capital today where at least three women lost their life and nine others got injured after an explosive device exploded in a restroom of a mall.

The Andino shopping centre in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast at around 5 p.m. local time in the women’s lavatory. The Andino commercial centre was packed with people buying gifts ahead of Father’s Day celebrations on Sunday.

Police said the device was placed in a toilet bowl in the second-floor restroom. Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa denounced the attack.

“This cowardly terrorist attack in Andino really hurts me,” he said on Twitter.

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