July 30 2015
Ecuadorean authorities are currently launching an investigation into the new attacks that took place outside national media headquarters.
Two bombs exploded Wednesday night near the headquarters of two major Ecuadorean daily newspapers, El Telegrafo and El Universo, located in the port city of Guayaquil.
The bombings did not result in any property damage or cause any physical injuries to people in the surrounding area.
The “leaflet bombs” scattered dozens of flyers in the area, a communique, issued by a “National Liberation Front,” which claimed responsibility for the fresh round of attacks, as well as for the recent bombing of the headquarters of the ruling PAIS Alliance party also in Guayaquil.
Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, lies over 400 kilometers southwest from capital Quito, at the mouth of the River Guayas.
In response to the attacks, El Telegrafo’s director, Orlando Perez, issued a statement condemning the violent acts.
“We must inform our country that we have been victims of an attack … We are pubic servants and therefore we totally reject these types of actions that are being carried out. Yesterday it was against (the newspapers), but tomorrow it could happen to others,” Perez stated.
Local authorities are launching a deeper investigation into the organization claiming responsibility for the attacks.
“We are looking into the evidence and from that we will be able to determine the identity of the perpetrators,” said Col. Edison Gallardo.
The group’s name, the National Liberation Front, is an allusion to other clandestine armed organizations. However, the communique released by the group claiming responsibility for the attack is strikingly dissimilar to language used by other clandestine armed organizations in Latin America and reads more like a manifesto from a liberal organization than a revolutionary organization.
Source: Bombs Explode Outside Two Newspaper Offices in Ecuador TeleSUR