"Attentat" dans un centre commercial de Bogota: 3 morts et 11 blessés

L'attentat a eu lieu dans un centre commercial de Bogota

L'attentat a eu lieu dans un centre commercial de Bogota

Trois femmes dont une Française ont été tuées et neuf autres blessées samedi après la détonation d'un engin explosif dans les toilettes d'un centre commercial huppé de Bogota, la capitale de la Colombie. Aucun groupe n'a revendiqué la responsabilité de cet attentat à la bombe.

La mort dans un attentat, ce week-end, d'une jeune Française de 23 ans, qui effectuait un service social dans un quartier pauvre de Bogota, ne va pas manquer d'assombrir la visite du Président colombien, cette semaine en France. Quatre blessés sont dans un état critique, a encore précisé l'établissement.

Selon les premiers éléments communiqués par la police, l'explosion s'est produite vers 17 heures (minuit, heure française) dans les toilettes des femmes du centre commercial, situé dans une zone très fréquentée par les étrangers et à la veille de la Fête des pères.

Le président colombien Juan Manuel Santos, qui s'est lui aussi rendu sur les lieux, a également condamné l'attaque, promettant de traduire en justice ceux qui en sont responsables.

Il a ajouté que les techniciens antiexplosifs étaient à l'oeuvre pour analyser le dispositif qui a causé l'explosion: "Nous travaillons, soyez assurés que cela va bientôt donner des résultats ", a-t-il dit.

Son homologue français Emmanuel Macron a lui aussi témoigné de sa "tristesse" suite à cet attentat. Il s'agit d'une procédure classique quand des ressortissants français figurent parmi les victimes.

L'armée de libération nationale (ELN), deuxième plus importante force insurgée derrière les FARC, avait fait exploser une bombe à Bogota en février, blessant des dizaines de policiers. Mais l'ELN a aussitôt nié l'attaque sur son compte Twitter répudiant cette violence "contre la population civile " et a partagé sa douleur avec les victimes. "Ma condamnation la plus énergique de l'attentat au [centre commercial] Andino".

L'ELN négocie actuellement avec le gouvernement pour un accord de paix, à l'image de celui obtenu avec les Forces armées révolutionnaires de Colombie (Farc, marxistes), en cours d'application après plus d'un demi-siècle de conflit armé qui a fait 260 000 morts et plus de 60 000 disparus.

Sur Twitter, le chef des Farc, Rodrigo Londono, alias "Timochenko", a lui aussi déploré l'attentat et exprimé sa solidatité avec les victimes.

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