BRASILIA – Two unknown assailants detonated a bomb that destroyed the studios of Radio Farol in the northeastern Brazilian city of Uniao dos Palmares, officials said.
The radio station belongs to regional lawmaker João Henrique Caldas, who confirmed to local media that the studios were completely demolished by Thursday’s explosion, which left no dead or injured.
“It’s too soon to think that this is related to politics,” said the lawmaker, who in his public life it totally opposed to the mayor of Uniao dos Palmares, Areski Freitas, whom he accuses of corruption.
Caldas said, however, that the attack occurred after Radio Farol aired some recordings this Wednesday, in which someone supposedly the mayor is engaged in negotiations with a view to the Oct. 7 municipal elections, which he believes could be evidence of corruption.
Images from the radio station’s security cameras indicate that the bomb was planted by two unknown persons who entered the premises early Thursday.
Witnesses cited by the local press said the two men sped away on a motorcycle, while police noted that no clues have yet been found to identify the perpetrators nor their possible motives.
The radio workers union in the state of Alagoas, where Uniao dos Palmares is located, issued a communique expressing its “most vehement repudiation” of the attack and expressed its “condemnation of all acts of terrorism.” EFE