Two Colombian Army majors were dismissed by the Attorney General and
are not allowed any public function of twenty years. The two were part
of a 2006 plot to set off bombs in Bogotá to “sow panic” and later
collect the reward for arresting suspects, newspaper El Tiempo reported Friday.
According to the Attorney General’s ruling, the majors “participated in the preparation of at least three terrorist acts that occurred between July and August 2006 to collect rewards and gain recognition.”
They are held responsible for the death of one civilian and the wounding of several soldiers killed by a car bomb. According to the Attorney General, the officials helped with the preparations of the attack.
They are also held responsible for the bomb attack on a military school and a failed attempt to set off a bomb at a shopping center in the capital.
After the attacks, the majors collected the reward for the arrest of their accomplices.
The criminal investigation of the two officials has not officially been been opened yet.