At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded when a truck packed with explosives was detonated near the police station in Maicao, a town in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira, a municipal spokesman told Efe Tuesday.

A child and an adult were killed in the bombing on Monday, the municipal spokesman said by telephone from Maicao, which is on the border with Venezuela.

The blast wounded seven police officers and seven other civilians, and destroyed a large portion of the National Police station, the municipal official said, adding that several nearby houses were also damaged.

The individuals who staged the bombing on Monday night have not been identified.

Maicao is in a free zone where the 59th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, operates.

Drug traffickers also have a presence in the border region.