Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Leftist Rebels Kill 12 Security Officials In Colombia

At least 12 members of Colombia’s security forces have been killed after Leftist rebels ambushed a group carrying regional election ballots.

The Defence Minister, Luis Carlos Villegas, said that the group had left an indigenous reservation in the northern Guican province when it was hit.
He said that the National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia’s second-biggest rebel group, was behind the attack.
According to BBC, President Juan Manuel Santos had vowed to retaliate against the attackers.
The Colombian President had said on Sunday that the election had been “the most peaceful and least violent in decades”.
Mr Villegas, however, disclosed that 11 of those killed were soldiers, while the other was a police officer.
He added that six other people among them, who were poll workers and a local guide, were missing.

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