Eight Officers Die In Explosives Attack On Police Vehicle In Colombia – President

BUENOS AIRES (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 03rd September, 2022) An explosives assault on a police automobile in southwestern Colombia leaves 8 officers lifeless, Colombian President Gustavo Petro mentioned on Friday.

“I condemn the explosive attack that killed eight police officers in Huila (Department)… These actions indicate clear sabotage of peace,” Petro mentioned on Twitter.

Local broadcaster BLU Radio cited the police as saying that the explosives detonated when the police automotive carrying the mentioned officers was driving by. It is but unknown who was behind the assaults, however native media report that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army, a guerrilla group, is working within the area.

Petro, 62, took the presidential oath and was sworn in in a ceremony at Bolivar Square in Colombia’s capital, Bogota, on August 7.

A former guerrilla and ex-mayor of Bogota, he’s the primary leftist chief in Colombia’s trendy historical past. He has promised to unravel the issue of poverty and redistribute the tax burden on extra prosperous residents, in addition to to got down to dialogue with guerrilla fighters. Petro’s authorities has launched a negotiation course of in Cuba with representatives of the National Liberation Army, a guerrilla group concerned within the persevering with Colombian battle.

After Petro was sworn in, the most important drug gang in Colombia, the Gulf Clan (Clan del Golfo, also called Gaitanist Self-Defense Forces of Colombia), introduced a unilateral cessation of offensive hostilities as a gesture of goodwill to the brand new authorities and dedication to affix the peace course of.

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