sábado, 16 de junio de 2012

Policemen ambushed, Colombia rebels detained

Two policemen were shot dead by suspected FARC guerrillas while on patrol in western Colombia on 15 June, agencies reported on 16 June. Three policemen were injured in the ambush, which occurred in the Buga district, north of Cali. Separately Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón issued a communiqué stating that authorities had in preceding days captured 29 FARC guerrillas in the south-western Cauca department, most of them working in logistical support for the insurrection. The army announced on 10 June the arrest of 22 suspected FARC operatives in north-eastern Colombia, near Venezuela's border. The FARC have battled the government for decades, though their forces have decreased in the past decade. http://noticias.lainformacion.com/politica/fuerzas-armadas/las-farc-atacan-patrulla-y-matan-a-dos-policias-en-el-suroeste-colombiano_RJ5VhTsSwLjquySVmw4w4/

Bomb kills suspect in Bogotá

A suspected member of the FARC guerrilla was killed in southern Bogotá on 14 June, apparently with his own bomb, Colombia's El Tiempo reported on 15 and 16 June. Nineteen-years-old Erwin Barbosa Bonilla reportedly died in the fourth-floor flat he rented in early May. City police chief Luis Martínez told the daily on 15 June that the explosive artefact was similar to a car bomb used on 15 May in a failed bid to kill former minister Fernando Londoño Hoyos in northern Bogotá. Neighbours knew little about Barbosa, though he "often wore a suit" they said. They claimed the bomb exploded when security forces sought to enter the building late on 14 June.