Update (0943 EST): At least three have been killed 12 have been injured.
At approximately 0849 EST, initial reports indicated a major explosion with casualties from a car bomb explosion in Timba, Cauca, Colombia. A school, workshops, hospital and police station sustained heavy damage. Simultaneously, a complex attack is also underway against a Colombia government military base in Suarez. Local Colombian media is claiming that a FARC dissident group initiated the attack. These claims come only one day after Peace Commissioner, Camilo Rueda visited the region to tout a ceasefire with FARC dissidents. As of this publication, the number of casualties in unknown.
#ATENCIÓN Explosión en la estación policia timba cauca.
Noticia en desarrollo. pic.twitter.com/J5blxHajVO
— La Voz del Pueblo (@lavozdepueblo1) September 20, 2023
#LOÚLTIMO | En Timba, Cauca, un ataque terrorista dejó graves daños en la estación de Policía. Autoridades informan que un centro de salud y varias casas resultaron afectadas.
— Noticias Caracol (@NoticiasCaracol) September 20, 2023
The governor of Cauca, Elías Larrahondo, made this announcement:
“Until now we know that Jaime Martínez has an impact in that sector, but there has been no official determination by the Public Force of who committed the acts, nor a self-recognition by that group…For us The most important thing is that the civilian population is left out. We believe that these violent acts must stop. We still do not have an official report of deaths and injuries, the issue just happened. “We are consolidating that information,” said the governor of the department.”
This is developing.