Bomb kills 11

The fugitive Medellin drug lord, Pablo Escobar, was behind the car-bombing in the Colombian capital that killed 11 people and injured 218, the government said, AFP reports from Bogota.

It started a fire that destroyed 40 cars and much of a shopping centre. Five people died on the spot and 30 of the 218 injured are in a critical condition. Authorities said they were interrogating two suspects. Later, the government issued an emergency decree doubling terrorism sentences to a maximum of 60 years.