The Latest: Death toll rises to 3 in blast at Colombia mall

Three people including a French woman have been killed in a powerful explosion

Firefighters stand outside the Centro Andino shopping center in Bogota, Colombia, Saturday, June 17, 2017. A explosion rocked the mall,

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on deadly explosion in upscale mall in tourist district of Colombia's capital (all times local):

8:25 p.m.

Colombian authorities now say three people, including a French woman, have been killed in a powerful explosion at one of the busiest shopping centers in the South American nation's capital.

Officials say nine more people have injuries from Saturday's blast at the upscale Centro Andino in the heart of Bogota's tourist district.

Mayor Enrique Penalosa is calling it a "cowardly terrorist bombing."

Witnesses have told of being evacuated from movie theaters and stores after a blast in a second-floor women's' bathroom. Ambulances and firetrucks rushed to the scene and the injured were taken to a hospital, where two later died.