By Eduardo Rojas / e.rojas@latinospost.com (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: May 15, 2012 02:26 PM EDT

An injured man lies on the road after an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. (Photo : REUTERS/Fredy Builes)

According to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a bomb that was detonated in Bogota inside a transiting bus that killed at least five people was an assassination attempt on ex-Colombian minister Fernando Londoño.

According to Notimex, Colombian authorities are investigating the attack closely, and they believe this incident could be related to the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the U.S. that commences this upcoming Tuesday.

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Londoño survived the attack and was one of the 19 people listed as injured. Among the killed were two of Londoño's bodyguards and the bus driver.

Colombian media agencies are also reporting that the explosive device was intended to be detonated at Bogota's financial district.

Londoño was the minister of interior and justice of the administration of Colombia's previous president Alvaro Uribe.

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An injured man lies on the road at the scene of an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
An injured man lies on the road at the scene of an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
Injured people, with blood on their faces, walk at the scene of an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
Injured people, with blood on their faces, walk at the scene of an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
Injured people, with blood on their faces, walk after an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. REUTERS/Fredy Builes
Injured people, with blood on their faces, walk after an explosion in a central avenue in Bogota May 15, 2012. A bomb attack in a commercial district of Colombia's capital Bogota killed two people on Tuesday and injured a former interior minister who was the target, President Juan Manuel Santos said. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

 

 

 

 

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