Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 1:34 PM
The Colombian president said the bomb was meant to kill former interior minister Ferdnando Londoño Hoyos.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a bomb detonated in the middle of Bogotá, the country's capital and largest city, was intended to kill former interior minister Ferdnando Londoño Hoyos.
El País reports that Santos condemned the attack, saying the bomb exploded next to the armored vehicle Londoño was travelling in.
The AP reports at least two people are dead, while Radio Caracol is reporting that at least five are dead with 19 injured. Two of the dead, reports Caracol, were Londoño's body guards. Londoño was injured, the president said, but is now out of danger.
It's still not clear whether the bomb was thrown at the vehicle or whether it was a car bomb. Photos from the scene show the bombed-out remains of a small bus.
This story is still developing. We'll update this post as we receive more news. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]
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