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Assault is the deadliest on safety forces since President Gustavo Petro took workplace promising to revive peace.

Eight law enforcement officials have been killed in an explosives assault in western Colombia, President Gustavo Petro mentioned, the deadliest assault on safety forces since he took workplace promising to finish the nation’s almost 60-year battle.

Police sources mentioned the officers have been killed on Friday when the automobile wherein they have been touring was hit with explosives.

“I forcefully reject the assault with explosives in San Luis, Huila the place eight police died. Solidarity with their households,” Petro mentioned on Twitter on Friday.

“These acts are a transparent sabotage to complete peace. I’ve requested authorities to go to the world to tackle the investigation.”

Petro, a former member of the M-19 insurgent motion, has pledged to hunt “complete peace” by restarting talks with Nationwide Liberation Military (ELN) rebels, making use of a 2016 peace accord to former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fighters who reject it, and negotiating the give up of crime gangs in change for diminished sentences.

His predecessor, the conservative Ivan Duque, had damaged off peace talks with the ELN following a 2019 automobile bomb assault on a police academy in Bogota that left 22 individuals lifeless.

Petro didn’t identify the suspected perpetrators of the assault on Friday, however so-called dissidents from the now-demobilized FARC insurgent motion are identified function within the space based on safety sources.

Dissident teams have rejected the peace accord negotiated by their former management and depend some 2,400 fighters of their ranks, based on the federal government.

A number of well-known dissident commanders have been killed lately, many in combating throughout the border in Venezuela.

Colombia’s battle between the federal government, leftist rebels, right-wing paramilitaries and drug trafficking gangs killed a minimum of 450,000 individuals between 1985 and 2018 alone.



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