The Colombian government condemned on Saturday the explosion of a car bomb in Ecuador, which caused 28 minor injuries, and expressed its solidarity with the injured and victims of what he described as a “reprehensible act”.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Government of Colombia, condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated with a car bomb against the Police Station in San Lorenzo, Ecuador, at dawn on Saturday,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The Ecuadorian Minister of the Interior, César Navas, estimated at 28 the slight wounds after the explosion registered outside a police building, a fact to which the head of State, Lenin Moreno, referred to as “a terrorist act linked to gangs of drug traffickers ”
He explained that the car bomb explosion occurred around 1:45 local time (06:45 GMT) in the coastal province of Esmeraldas, in northwest Ecuador and bordering Colombia.
Navas also stressed that there were no fatal victims of the explosion and said they have the support of the Colombian authorities to advance the investigations and “determine the perpetrators, the alleged perpetrators of this act of terror.”
The Colombian government reiterated its willingness to collaborate with Ecuador in the fight against organized crime. (I)