Officials in Colombia’s Prosecutor Generals Office said Wednesday that the Basque separatist group, the ETA, trained the FARC to carry out last month’s terrorist attack on former Minister Fernando Londoño.
The ETA allegedly advised the FARC on explosives so they could carry out the May 15 bombing which killed two people and injured 54 more after Londoño’s armored car exploded in downtown Bogota.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, “the different fronts of inquiry suggest that the guerrillas of the FARC were responsible for the terrorist attack but this does not rule out the interference of other illegal armed groups.”
The attackers used a “sticky bomb,” a weapon commonly used by the ETA, which was affixed to the outside of Londoño’s car.
Colombia’s Technical Investigation Team believes the explosive materials were imported from abroad but that members of the ETA were not actually present at the bombing.
Military sources also said that these trainings were carried out many years ago and were not a recent development as previously thought.