In Bolivia, Carnival Bomb Kills 4, Hurts 10

By voanews.latinamerica
2018.02.15. 02:45
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A bomb caused an explosion that killed four people and wounded 10 during Carnival celebrations, Bolivian authorities said Wednesday.

The blast occurred late Tuesday in the middle of Carnival celebrations in the city of Oruro, the capital of President Evo Morales' home province. Police Gen. Faustino Mendoza told reporters the bomb was made of dynamite, ammonium nitrate and fuel oil, all commonly used in homemade explosives. 

Mendoza said the blast dug a crater nearly 4 feet (1.3 meters) wide and 1.5 feet (43 centimeters) deep.  

On Saturday night, an explosion along the Carnival route two blocks from Tuesday's attack killed eight and injured 40. Police had blamed the first explosion on a food vendor's gas canister, but said they were re-evaluating that in the wake of the second attack. 

“The proximity of one to the other raises doubts,” Defense Minister Javier Zavaleta said. 

Officials said three people had been detained for questioning in the

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