Narcoterrorism in Colombia: At least 8 killed in car bombing at police academy

BREAKING: At least 8 people have been killed and 10 injured after a car bomb exploded at a police academy in Bogota, Colombia’s capital, according to the city’s mayor.

Ambulances and helicopters have rushed to the normally well-guarded facility.

Images posted on social media showed a charred vehicle surrounded by debris and the police barracks buildings nearby damaged from the blast.

The target of the car bomb was the General Santander National Police Academy, in the south of Colombia’s capital city.

Leftist rebels from the National Liberation Army (ELN) group have stepped up attacks on police in Colombia in recent months as peace talks with the president Ivam Duque have stalled.

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for today’s bombing. Last week the ELN rejected Duque’s demands for a unilateral ceasefire before negotiations in Havana resume.