Bogota Bombing Could Overshadow Colombia’s Broader Security Threats

Bogota Bombing Could Overshadow Colombia’s Broader Security Threats

A bomb intended for former Colombian Interior Minister Fernando Londono instead killed two of his bodyguards and injured scores of bystanders in Bogota on Tuesday.

According to media reports, the bombing was the first with seemingly political motivations to hit the capital in nearly a decade.

Rebels from the guerilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) are the most likely culprits behind the attack, but two experts who spoke with Trend Lines warn that the Colombian government must not react by focusing too much of its attention on the FARC while ignoring the many other threats to Colombia’s security.

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