Eleven Colombian police wounded in an explosives attack on truck

In Cali, southwest Colombia, at least 11 police officers were injured in an explosives strike on their truck

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President Ivan Duque confirmed Saturday that at least 11 Colombian police officers were badly hurt in an attack on their truck with explosives in the southern city of Cali.

In Cali, southwest Colombia, at least 11 police officers were injured in an explosives strike on their truck. 

Accroding to Duque on twitter, he said

We condemn the cowardly terrorist attack against members of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad.

We sympathizes with the 11 uniformed officers wounded in the attack, 3 of them seriously.

The bomb severely destroyed the vehicle. There were no people hurt, according to reports.

Cali is Colombia’s third-largest city and among the most hazardous in Latin America, with a population of 2.2 million people.

It is situated in one of Colombia’s major coca growth zones, the country’s biggest cocaine manufacturer.

After negotiating a ceasefire agreement with the FARC rebel organization in 2016, Columbia is formally at peace after more than a half-century of continuous strife.

However, conflict for territorial control by dissident guerrillas, the ELN rebel organization, paramilitary groups, and drug gangs has reignited in recent months.

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