One civilian was killed and three others injured in the northeastern department of Antioquia after alleged members of Colombia’s guerrilla group FARC detonate a hidden explosive device, various local media reported Monday.
The explosive device was hidden in a load of brown sugar.
The army explained that “the improvised explosive device was left in a store, hidden in a load of brown sugar and was activated remotely by radio frequency,” which killed a 26-year-old woman and injured another three people. Two people injured in the attack have been confirmed as Colombian soldiers.
According to reports gathered by the authorities from villagers, the woman was known for her “social work in the community of Manzanillo,” where the attack occurred. Her brother was also killed by members of the FARC in 1999.
Authorities have attributed the attacks to the FARC’s 36th Front, which is known to operate in this region.
Anti-explosives experts have been dispatched to areas surrounding the town, where the three wounded victims have been transported via helicopter to nearby hospitals.