"Terrorism is cowards' weapon. We will fight it relentlessly wherever it is," said Colombia's President Ivan Duque.
The terrorist attack occurred at 15H30 (local time), and immediately after, police and army forces arrived on the scene to investigate the facts and find those responsible.
The Minister of Defense Alfredo Molano warned that delinquency and drug traffickers have to stop intimidating the population. Shortly after the attack, Molano arrived in Popayan, Cauca's capital city, to lead a regional security council.