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Hand grenade explodes in nightclub in Colombia injuring 31

  • Two assailants – a man and a woman – set off the grenade in the Bora Bora club 
  • Some victims were hurt in the blast while others were injured in a stampede 
  •  Authorities attributed the attack to the Clan del Golfo gang, local media say

A hand grenade exploded after being thrown inside a popular nightclub in Colombia, injuring at least 31 people.

Two assailants – a man and a woman – set off the grenade in the Bora Bora club in the town of Caucasia, Antioquia, while it was packed with revellers in the early hours of Friday, local media reports.

The pair threw the device while riding on a motorcycle, according to Caracol Radio.

A hand grenade exploded after being thrown inside a popular nightclub (above, file photo) in Colombia, injuring at least 31 people

At least 31 young people were hurt, with 11 of them sustaining serious injuries, El Nuevo Diario reports.

Some of the injured were hurt by the blast, while others were injured during a stampede that followed.

The National Police attributed the attack to members of the Clan del Golfo, who reportedly also threw a grenade in the Asovivienda neighbourhood that day. 

 



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