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FCO statement on the attack on a police academy in Bogotá, Colombia

UK deplores bomb attack on the General Santander police academy that took place on 17 January.

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An FCO spokesperson said:

The UK deplores the bomb attack on the General Santander police academy in Bogotá, which has claimed innocent lives and injured many more.

We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our thoughts are with all those affected by the attack.

Colombia has been steadfast in its rejection of violence for political ends. We reaffirm the UK’s strong condemnation of all acts of terror, and our unwavering support to the Colombian authorities as they seek to ensure sustainable peace in Colombia.

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Published 18 January 2019