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There is a high threat of terrorism in Colombia. This includes indiscriminate attacks targeting government buildings, public transport, public spaces and other areas frequented by foreigners.
Attacks are not limited to Bogotá and although the terrorist threat in most urban areas is not as high as it once was, it is still very real and could occur at any time.
Other major attacks have included:
On 15 May 2012, an explosive device was attached to a vehicle in northen Bogota. There were some fatalities and many people were injured.
On 2 February 2012, an attack on a police station in Villa Rica in western Colombia killed six and injured approximately twelve more.
On 1 February 2012, a vehicle bomb attack on a police station in the southern city of Tumaco killed seven and injured approximately 70 more.
On 5 October 2011 a grenade was thrown into a restaurant in Bogota. Four people were injured.
On 15 August 2011, two people were killed and another six were injured when an unidentified object exploded on a bus travelling on the outskirts of the Colombian capital, en route to Villavicencio.
On 16 June 2011, a satchel bomb exploded in Bogotá damaging nearby buildings.
On 30 November 2010 there was a car bomb attack in Colombia’s Huila province. Three police officers and a civilian were killed and 16 other people wounded. Authorities attribute the attack to guerrillas of the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).
On 21 Oct 2010 the Colombian authorities foiled a car bomb attack directed at the National Administrative Centre in Bogota.
On 12 August 2010, a car bomb exploded near the studios of Caracol Radio Station in northern Bogotá injuring nine.
There has been an increase in criminal activity in urban areas since 2010, including in Bogotá. In particular there have been a number of armed and violent robberies in the Candelaria area of Bogotá where British nationals have been robbed at gun point.
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