Authorities say that the FARC blew up a truck bomb on a bridge near the north Colombian town of Anori, Antioquia, where thousands of displaced people are trying to return to their homes, newspaper El Tiempo reported Tuesday.
So far, there are no confirmed deaths or injuries from the blast which destroyed the “La Union” bridge on the main road linking the towns of Anori and Guadalupe, near the hydroelectric plant “Porce Tres.”
“We are confirming whether the truck, which was transporting sugar cane, was carrying the explosives or if it detonated the bomb in the middle of the bridge as it passed,” Colonel Edgar Correa told the newspaper.
There had been rumors that the FARC’s 36th Front was planning to blow up a bridge in the area, according to Correa.
The explosion will not impede the displaced people in the town of Anori from returning to their homes, says Anori Mayor Nicolas Guillermo Heron.
The some 5,000 people displaced by the FARC who flooded the town of Anori last week began their return home Monday after authorities promised social investment in the region.