FARC Attack Leaves One Dead and 14 Injured

By Dialogo
February 27, 2013

On February 25, a civilian was killed and 14 others, mostly students, were injured after an explosive attack against a police patrol in Colombia, which was attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla, currently in peace negotiations with the government, civilian and military authorities reported.

The attack took place on a central street in the city of La Dorada San Miguel, in Putumayo department, near the border with Ecuador and Peru.

“Once again, the FARC’s Front 48 perpetrated a barbaric act against the civil population, by throwing an explosive device at a police patrol located near a restaurant,” Colonel Aureliano Ordóñez, chief of the Putumayo Police, told the press.

For his part, Javier Rosero, Secretary of the Putumayo government, said that a 30-year-old man was killed in the attack.

“In addition, three police officers, seven children that were released from school at that time, and four adults were injured,” the official stated.

Peace negotiations between the FARC and the government of President Juan Manuel Santos are being held without a bilateral ceasefire. The insurgency declared a unilateral truce between November 20 and January 20, as proof of “goodwill” regarding the negotiations.

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