Seven injured in Colombia twin blasts

2012-11-19 03:33:14 GMT2012-11-19 11:33:14(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BOGOTA, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were injured when two blasts went off in Ibague, capital of Colombia's central province of Tolima on Sunday, local officials said.

The first blast took place at Sunday morning when an explosive device, fixed on a seat of an inter-municipal bus in Ibague station, went off after passengers had already left, slightly injuring three people.

Eduardo Rodriguez, director of Tolima's security committee, said the second explosive device was dropped in a drugstore in downtown Ibague by three suspected juveniles, who are currently being questioned by the police.

"Two police officers became dazed by the explosion, one eight-year-old girl was injured with broken glasses, and a woman got serious injuries in a leg," said police officer Fernando Murillo, who added that the plotters of the attack haven't been identified.

"I saw a 15-year-old boy entering the drugstore and leaving a package, and later he said to the people around, 'run, it is going to explode'," a witness was quoted as saying by a local daily "El Tiempo".

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