Ecuador: Headquarters of Ruling Party Bombed in Guayaquil

Posted on July 15, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Explosives / Bombs

telesurtv reported: The attack took place at a time of high tension for the government. Authorities say the bomb was well-made and thoughtfully planned. A bomb damaged the headquarters of the ruling PAIS Alliance party in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, late Monday night, which a PAIS legislator has labeled a “message of terror.” The bombing took place around 10:40 p.m. Monday. No details were released regarding possible motives or suspects. While no one was injured, the bomb was strong enough to damage the concrete wall and sent debris into the adjacent street. PAIS legislator Bairon Valle said the explosion was felt in a three-block radius. “This was not a household item,” Valle said, according to national newspaper El Telegrafo, “but a high-caliber bomb, strategically placed to destroy the entire first floor of the building.”Read Article


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