A truck parked near the building exploded, killing 52 people and injuring about 1,000. The bomb blast, with an estimated 500 kg of dynamite, levelled several city blocks and destroyed more than 300 commercial properties.
It is widely believed that the Medellín Cartel was responsible for the attack, in an attempt to assassinate DAS director Miguel Maza Márquez, who escaped unharmed. The same group was believed to be behind the bombing of Avianca Flight 203 the previous month.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Colombia Cartels Tied to Bombing." The New York Times, December 8, 1989, Page A10.
- "Colombia Truck Bomb Kills 35, Many Injured in Blast Drug Dealers are suspected". Miami Herald. 1989-12-07. p. 1A.
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