Two explosions rocked the Colombian capital Thursday at 3:45 pm, just as rush hour was starting, resulting in broken windows and debris on the street. The fire department is currently assessing severe damage to the interior of a branch of Porvenir pension fund on the Avenida Chile with Carrera 9.
A second explosion occurred minutes later on the Calle 13 with Carrera 46, in the industrial neighbourhood of Puente Aranda also damaging the offices of a Porvenir branch.
According to preliminary reports from the city’s Emergency Response Unit, six people were injured in the blasts, yet none seriously. Motives for the attacks remain unclear and authorities are still shifting through the damaged offices. A heavy security presence is underway in the city, as National Police, the Fire Department and First Responders arrived at the scene of the two explosions. Traffic near the Avenida Chile is being diverted and authorities have asked for Bogotanos to remain calm, yet alert.