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Fourteen injured by grenade attack in the Colombian city of Barranquilla – Latest News, Breaking News, Top News Headlines

The mayor of Barranquilla, Jaime Pumarejo, announced a reward for information that allows the capture of the perpetrators of the attack

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Barranquilla.- At least 14 wounded he left a attempt with pomegranate occurred this Tuesday in the middle of a busy street in the center of the Colombian city of Barranquilla (north), apparently by a extortion to merchants, confirmed local authorities.

According to the preliminary report, individuals who were traveling in a vehicle left a pomegranate that exploded in front of several motorcycle parts warehouses and workshops, injuring bystanders.

The mayor of Barranquilla, Jaime Pumarejo, who was present at the place and announced a reward for information that allows the capture of authors of the attack, stated that « apparently it was an attempt to extortion to the motorcycle workshop sector, which has a high influx of people « .

« Misfits dropped a pomegranate to send a message, but the message today we are going to send it with a reward of 20 million pesos (about 5,750 dollars) for anyone who gives us relevant information that leads to the capture of these people, « said Pumarejo from the website of the attempt.

He added that the attack is due to the actions of a criminal gang that has already been identified by the police authorities and by the Attorney General’s Office and that will soon show strong results against these criminal organizations.

« The important thing is that today the Police are taking action on the matter and we are not going to allow these people to feel helpless. We have to tell these people that they do not have to succumb to the extortion, we are going to accompany them and present conclusive facts, « said the mayor of Barranquilla.

The authorities indicated that the 14 injured people were referred to the Hospital de Barranquilla and the Centro Clinic, near the place of the attempt, and that none have life-threatening injuries.

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