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23 Sep 2019 | 09:37 PM UTC

Colombia: Grenade attack in Norte de Santander leaves 16 wounded September 22

Colombia News Alert

Grenade attack on a police checkpoint in Norte de Santander department wounds 16 on September 22; investigation ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Sardinata (Norte de Santander department)

Event

A grenade attack on a police checkpoint in Sardinata (Norte de Santander department) on Sunday, September 22, wounded 14 civilians and two police officers. The incident occurred during local festivities taking place in the Las Mercedes district. As of Monday, September 23, no arrests have been made in connection with the attack. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

A heightened police presence and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated in Sardinata over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Sardinata are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid any large gatherings and demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities or their home government.

 

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