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Colombia: Grenade attack in San José de Uré (Córdoba) July 23

Authorities order increased security in San José de Uré (Córdoba department) after July 23 grenade attack that injured five

25 Jul 11:48 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 7/28/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Córdoba

Event

At least five people, including two minors, were injured in an apparent grenade attack on a home in La Esperanza neighborhood, San José de Uré (Córdoba department) on the evening of Monday, July 23. The incident, which occurred during a municipal power outage in the area, was carried out by two unidentified assailants on a motorcycle and appears to have targeted relatives of murdered community leader Antonio Madrid Vargas, who was assassinated in January; all five victims were members of his family. However, Córdoba police have stated that the two events appear to be unrelated. In response to the attack, the Governor of Córdoba has ordered an increase in police and military presence in La Esperanza from Tuesday, July 24. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Advice

Individuals in Córdoba are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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