Emergency personnel on the scene of this morning's explosion. Emergency personnel on the scene of this morning's explosion.

Explosion injures 6 in San Miguel de Allende

Backpack believed to have held explosive device

Six people were injured in an explosion early this morning in the center of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.


An explosive device is believed to have been left in a backpack between the bars Adelita and Limerick on Calle Umarán, causing a blast that damaged a building and nearby vehicles and blew out the windows of adjacent premises at about 2:00am.

Investigators said it appeared the device was homemade but their examination of the evidence continues.

The circumstances are similar to an incident last month when an explosive was set off at El Sótano bar, injuring six people. The August 6 blast also utilized a backpack holding an explosive device.

Explosions were also registered on two occasions last week at business premises in the Guanajuato municipality of Abasolo.

Source: El Universal (sp)

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