Car bomb in Colombia

This item appears on page 18 of the March 2019 issue.

A car bomb was detonated outside of a police academy in Bogotá, Colombia, on Jan. 17, killing 20 people and injuring 38. Colombian authorities blamed the National Liberation Army (ELN), a rebel group that was engaged in peace talks with the government. Those talks were then suspended.

This was the first car bombing since Colombia made peace with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2016. The war with FARC had been the longest-running conflict in the world at the time peace was negotiated.