At least three people, including two police officers, have died in an attack in the Colombian community of Santander de Quilichao in southwest Colombia, which the Ministry of Defense attributed to the dissidents of the vanished guerrilla group FARC, which operates in the region.
“In a mean and cowardly act, criminals murdered the police cars Carlos Delgado Jiménez and María Isabel Angulo Rivera in Santander de Quilichao, Cauca. We condemn this act of terrorism and show solidarity with their families. We will find those responsible. ”He wrote Defense Minister Diego Molano on Twitter.
Later, during his intervention in an act by the Bogota Metropolitan Police, Minister Molano speculated that the victims were “believed to have been murdered by the FARC dissidents”.
A woman from the indigenous community who lives in the area was also killed in the ambush, and another five of its members, including a child under five, were injured and hospitalized in California. Caracol Radio station.
According to the first reports, armed men traveling in a van opened fire on the two national police officers patrolling the city on their motorcycles, and the group of victims from the indigenous community was among the crossfires.