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    Video allegedly showing the moment of the explosion hitting the territory of the 30th Brigade of the National Army of Colombia went viral. According to local media reports, the blast occurred at around 3:30 p.m., local time.

    Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano on Tuesday called an explosion at an army facility in Cucuta a "vile terrorist attack" that targeted the country's soldiers, revealing that 36 people, including 2 civilians, were injured in the blast.

    According to the minister, the National Liberation Army, one of the country's armed rebel groups, may have been behind the attack. Molano said that the explosion was the result of the detonation of a bomb in a Toyota that entered the territory of the 30th Brigade of the Army with two people inside.

    "All my solidarity with the 36 people who were injured, including 2 civilians. We are with our soldiers. Nothing and nobody frightens our Public Force. We will continue to ensure the security and defense of Colombians", Molano tweeted.

    ​Earlier on Tuesday, Colombian President Ivan Duque said that a vehicle exploded in the facility of the 30th Brigade of the Army, located in the city of Cucuta, and tweeted that he had instructed Defense Minister Diego Molano to investigate the blast. 

    "I have instructed the Minister of Defense, @Diego_Molano, to go to the city and carry out investigations to clarify this unfortunate situation", Duque tweeted.

    Molano also tweeted to confirm his departure to Cucuta to "verify" the situation and "activate the pertinent actions in the face of these serious events."

    ​Earlier in the day, local media reported that a car bomb exploded in an army facility in the Colombian city of Cucuta, at around 3:30 p.m., local time.

    Videos shared on social media allegedly show the moment of the explosion and its aftermath.

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