At least eight police officers were killed in an explosives attack in Colombia on Friday. The attack took place in a rural area in the Huila department.
At least eight police officers were killed in an explosives attack in Columbia on Friday. President Gustavo Petro condemned the incident. It is one of the deadliest attack on security forces in the South American country.
The attack took place in a rural area in the Huila department, reported AFP. “I strongly reject the attack with explosives in San Luis, Huila where eight police died,” Petro tweeted. he expressed Solidarity with the bereaved families.
No terror group has claimed the responsibility for the attack so far. “It was an attack against a police patrol … it seems as though it was with explosives and they were killed with firearms,” a spokesperson for the regional police told the news agency.
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It is the first deadliest attack on public security forces since Petro took over as the President of the country last month. Notably, Petro is a former member of the M-19 guerrilla. After coming to power, Petro restarted dialogue with the National Liberation Army (ELN).