Ethiopia intransigent on GERD issue: ECES seminar experts    AU-brokered talks over GERD to resume in next few days: Sudan    ABB, Hitachi launch $10bn joint power venture    Qalaa Holdings records 191% y-o-y increase in revenues during Q1 of 2020    Egypt's coronavirus cases surpass 70,000 infections    Thousands of Greeks protest against bill to regulate demonstrations    Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada receive 313 tourists from Switzerland, Belarus    NCW calls for investigating harassment and rape allegations discussed on social media    BREAKING: Egyptian Premier League to resume on 7 August    Egypt's National Election Committee to announce Senate election details    Morocco's Hakimi joins Inter Milan    Egypt's Culture Ministry to re-open 16 public libraries after 3-month closure    Egypt is developing 4 vaccines, 3 drugs against COVID-19: Higher Education Minister    Japan's capital sees biggest rise in coronavirus cases in two months    Fire breaks out at Iranian nuclear facility, no damage reported, officials say    European jobless rise contained by government help    Police fire in air to keep crowds from Ethiopian singer's funeral    Live score: Manchester City v Liverpool (English Premier League)    Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over West Bank annexation moves    Egypt's Zamalek to continue training Thursday, but domestic league participation unclear    Apple to re-close more stores in U.S, bringing total to 77    Twitter removes image tweeted by U.S. President Trump from its platform    Home prices in UK decline for the first time since 2012    Egypt's parliament Oks supplementary spending bill for FY20    Italy's Eni unveils new gas discovery off Egyptian Nile Delta coast    FACTBOX: Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus    Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds death penalty for 3 defendants in Ansar Al-Sharia case    Liverpool boss Klopp happy with African Nations Cup postponement    Al-Sisi receives credentials of 6 new ambassadors to Egypt    Deadly protests erupt in Ethiopia over killing of popular Oromo singer    Egypt's cultural activities to resume mid-July    At 99, CPC governance legitimacy shines brighter in time of global uncertainty    Federation of Egyptian Banks denies funding GERD: eletreby    Saudi development authority starts executing phase I of giant cultural project    Egypt detects 1,557 new coronavirus cases, 81 deaths on Tuesday    Reopening the Baron's Palace    2 dangerous militants neutralised in North Sinai: Interior Ministry    30 June Revolution preserved Egyptian identity from hijack: Al-Sisi    Don't miss Al-Hadra troupe's two concerts at El-Sawy Culturewheel    Coronavirus spread too rapidly, too broadly to bring under control: CDC    Egypt's President Sisi opens Baron Empain Palace, two int'l airports    Inauguration of Baron Empain Palace important for Egypt's tourism sector: official    President Al-Sisi inaugurates new national project developments in Cairo    11 coronavirus cases detected at Egyptian Premier League clubs – EFA    Egypt to host World Handball Championship on time despite COVID-19: EHF President    Liverpool's Egyptian winger Salah fit for Crystal Palace clash – coach Klopp    Egypt's parliament Oks amendments to House law amid differences over election    CAF draws timeline for resumed continental championships amid COVID-19    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Explosion in Colombia's Bogota shopping center kills three, wounds nine
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 18 - 06 - 2017

Three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device detonated in a restroom in a busy upscale shopping center in Colombia's capital on Saturday.
The Andino shopping mall in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 p.m. local time (2200 GMT) in the women's toilet. The commercial center 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. President Juan Manuel Santos denounced the attack and promised to bring those responsible to justice.
"We won't let terrorism frighten us," Santos said from inside the shopping center.
"Bogotanos should feel safe and protected. We won't let our guard down but we mustn't panic. That's what terrorists want."
One of the victims was a 23-year-old French woman who had been volunteering in a poor area of the city, Bogota Mayor Enrique Penalosa told reporters.
Streets surrounding the shopping center were closed and buildings cleared as ambulances raced to the scene and security officials tried to establish who was responsible for the blast. Bomb squad specialists combed the area for additional devices.
Photographs on social media showed a woman slumped against the wall in a pool of blood and what appeared to be a shard of metal piercing her back. In front of her was another woman with her leg torn apart above the knee.
Another image showed the destroyed toilet cubicle with a blood-splattered handrail and debris strewn over the floor.
Santos ordered an investigation into the incident.
Security has improved in Bogota over the past decade as police and military increased surveillance and put more armed officials on the streets. At one time all bags were checked at the entrance to shopping malls, but that has been vastly scaled back in recent years.
Sniffer dogs still check cars at parking facilities in the capital.
A peace accord signed last year with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's biggest guerrilla group, raised confidence bomb attacks might cease.
The country's second-largest insurgent group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), in February exploded a bomb in Bogota, injuring dozens of police.
The Marxist ELN, currently negotiating peace with the government, in a tweet condemned the attack against civilians.
Authorities said there have been threats of attacks in Bogota by the so-called Gulf Clan, a group of former right-wing paramilitary fighters who traffic drugs.
Source: Reuters


Clic here to read the story from its source.