DAS Building bombing
The DAS Building bombing was a truck bomb attack in Bogota, Colombia, at 7:30 am on December 6, 1989. The bomb targeted the Administrative Department of Security (DAS) headquarters.
A truck parked near the building exploded, killing 52 people and injuring about 1,000."Colombia Cartels Tied to Bombing." The New York Times, December 8, 1989, Page A10. The bomb blast, with an estimated 500 kg of dynamite, levelled several city blocks and destroyed more than 300 commercial properties.
It is widely believed that the Medellin Cartel was responsible for the attack, in an attempt to assassinate DAS director Miguel Maza Marquez, who escaped unharmed. The same group was believed to be behind the bombing of Avianca Flight 203 the previous month.
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