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President Condemns Supermarket Blast; Four Dead, 17 Injured
"Our solidarity is with Quibdo and the relatives of the victims of last night's terrorist attack," Santos said via his Twitter account.
The perpetrator of the attack was arrested by the police, Santos said.
An explosive device tore through the supermarket in Quibdo, capital city of Choco Department in northwest Colombia on the border with Panama.
Officials believe the explosion was caused by a package bomb left at the store late on Tuesday.
"The daughter of the store's owner was among the dead, along with three employees," said General Rodolfo Palomino, head of the national police. The injured were hospitalized in a hospital in Quibdo, the police said.
Palomino blamed the attack on the 34th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), saying it could have been related to the attack.
The FARC, which has been battling the government for a half-century, has been in peace talks with Bogota for more than a year, but continues its armed attacks in the absence of a ceasefire agreement.
However, he said the police are also investigating the possible involvement of another armed group Los Urabenos.
The Los Urabenos group, made up of former rightwing paramilitaries, is one of Colombia's most feared drug trafficking organisations.
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