San Lorenzo, Ecuador: Possible Car Bomb Leaves 14 Police Wounded in Barracks (VIDEO)

Posted on January 27, 2018 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Explosives / Bombs

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Esmeraldas , was shocked by an explosion recorded in the police headquarters of that area located on the Ecuadorian border with Colombia . The incident was reported early this Saturday, January 27, 2018 . Witnesses said that around 01:40 there was a loud roar that shook the earth and woke the neighbors who at first thought it was a telluric movement . But little by little the news spread of the damages that the infrastructure of the police command had suffered as a result of the outbreak . THE COMMERCE learned from security sources that an investigation of irregular groups against the unit is being investigated, with the possible use of a car bomb that left 14 policemen injured. For its part, the Interior Ministry, which has not yet specified the number of people affected, said that the injured police officers register minor court orders.

This was controlled shortly by the firefighters of the city. The material damage to the facilities is incalculable. According to the preliminary report, 95% of the structure is destroyed. Explosion in the command of the National Police in the canton of San Lorenzo, province of Esmeraldas. San Lorenzo is the third most violent canton in the province of Esmeraldas . Between 2016 and 2017, 23 criminal acts were reported for murder, homicide, femicide and hired killers. The most common crimes are robbery at home, robbery to people, motorcycles and economic units. In 2016, 109 cases were registered for six types of crimes, while in 2017 they were 103, according to the statistics of the Police. The Ministry of the Interior issued a bulletin regarding what happened in San Lorenzo. In its core, the statement reads: “The dawn of this January 27, 2018 was the explosion of an artifact in the back of the police command San Lorenzo district (Esmeraldas). The detonation affected structures in the back wall and windows of the building where the dining room and bedrooms operate, leaving no human losses to be regret. Some police officers have minor cuts resulting from the explosion of glass and windows. In addition, according to the first inspections, there is evidence of damage to police and civilian vehicles parked inside the premises. Criminology personnel are performing the due process as the Mobile Anti-narcotics Special Group (GEMA) and the Special Operations Group (GOE) run the outside of the unit. We work systematically to identify the alleged perpetrators. The president Lenin Moreno decreed State of Exception in San Lorenzo and Eloy Alfaro A terrorist attack occurred in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas on Saturday, January 27 see more THE LAST IN VIDEOS 1 A terrorist attack occurred in San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas on Saturday, January 27

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At the moment, military personnel of the San Lorenzo Marine Infantry Battalion is in the place collaborating with the security of the canton. San Lorenzo is the third most violent canton in the province of Esmeraldas . Between 2016 and 2017, 23 criminal acts were reported for murder, homicide, femicide and hired killers. The most common crimes are robbery at home, robbery to people, motorcycles and economic units. In 2016, 109 cases were registered for six types of crimes, while in 2017 they were 103, according to the statistics of the Police. The Ministry of the Interior issued a bulletin regarding what happened in San Lorenzo. In its core, the statement reads: “The dawn of this January 27, 2018 was the explosion of an artifact in the back of the police command San Lorenzo district (Esmeraldas). The detonation affected structures in the back wall and windows of the building where the dining room and bedrooms operate, leaving no human losses to be regret. Some police officers have minor cuts resulting from the explosion of glass and windows. In addition, according to the first inspections, there is evidence of damage to police and civilian vehicles parked inside the premises. Criminology personnel are performing the due process as the Mobile Anti-narcotics Special Group (GEMA) and the Special Operations Group (GOE) run the outside of the unit. We work systematically to identify the alleged perpetrators. The interior minister, César Navas, together with the High Police Command, have immediately moved to the area to analyze these facts on-site. ” Read Article

 

 

 

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