At least three women killed in blast in Colombia shopping mall

Firefighters stand outside the Centro Andino shopping centre in Bogota, Colombia. (Photo: Internet)

At least three women were killed and nine wounded after an explosive device went off in a restroom in a busy shopping centre in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, officials say, Al-Jazeera wrote.

The Andino shopping centre in an exclusive area of Bogota was evacuated after the blast, which occurred around 5 pm local time (22:00 GMT) on Saturday in the women’s toilet, it added.

The commercial centre was packed with people buying gifts in advance of Father’s Day celebrations on Sunday.

Police said the device was placed in a toilet bowl in the second-floor restroom, according to Al-Jazeera.

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