Authorities said two mayors, two patrol officers and four deputies were in the vehicle.
Eight uniformed officers from the police station of San Luis Township, a rural area of Neiva, Colombia, were killed in a bomb attack. Officers participated in social welfare activities under Menav command.
“On 09/02/22, at about 2:30 p.m., an explosive device (to be planted) was detonated through a company truck carrying eight (8) uniformed officers assigned to the San Luis Police Commission in the village of Corozal. . ”, the police reported.
Two mayors, two patrol cars and four police deputies were piled into the stricken vehicle.
“In this rural area there is a sporadic presence of the Ismail Ruiz front and Dagoberto Ramos mobile column, which so far, according to background information, has only carried out criminal activities (murder and extortion),” the agency added. Preliminary information..
The director of the police, Henry Sanabria, has already gone to the scene of the events and will pronounce himself in the next few hours.
As soon as the news broke, Senate President Roy Barreras took to his Twitter account and insisted that the attack was the result of drug trafficking, which “kills humble public servants.”
“I condemn with pain the cowardly killing of 8 police officers in the rural area of Naiva. They ambush and kill them. Damn drug trafficking kills humble public servants. Grief in their families and in the Colombian family. “Only those who do not stop killing deserve a strong response from the state,” he said.
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