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6 police killed in Colombia ambush

6 police killed in Colombia ambush

Colombia's police director says six police officers have been killed and a seventh wounded in ambush in a rural southwestern area where leftist rebels operate.
Gen. Jose Roberto Leon tells The Associated Press that the officers were riding on four motorcycles when they were attacked with gunfire Monday afternoon on a rural stretch of highway in the Cauca state town of Padilla.
He said a front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, operates in the area.
If the FARC is responsible, the deaths would bring to 15 the number of security force members killed since the government and rebels formally opened peace talks in Norway on Oct. 18.
The talks to end a nearly five-decade-old conflict are set to begin in earnest in Cuba on Nov. 15.


Updated : 2021-05-13 15:25 GMT+08:00