Colombia deputy education minister injured by letter bomb

Colombia deputy education minister injured by letter bomb
Colombia deputy education minister injured by letter bomb

Gabriel Burgos was in his office when a package he was opening exploded. The extent of Burgos' injuries was not immediately known and he was rushed to a hospital.

"There was an explosion ... he is injured, but I don't know how badly," said ministry spokeswoman Carol Ramirez.

The attack comes after weeks of protests by students and teachers who say a new budget plan will cut funding for education, something the government denies.