A confrontation between guerrillas and local police in northern Colombia left one guerrilla dead and another gravely injured, Caracol Radio reported Monday.
Guerrillas reportedly attacked a local police station in the municipality of San Calixto, near the Venezuelan border in the Norte de Santander department.
Norte de Santander Police Commander Carlos Enrique Villadiego said that combat took place over the course of several hours, as guerrillas attempted to take control of the police station. Many of the guerrillas escaped to the surrounding jungle, while authorities captured one, who was seriously injured, and killed another during the course of the confrontation.
According to Villadiego, preliminary evidence indicates that the guerrillas may have belonged to the Popular Liberation Army (EPL).
Authorities have increased security in the area to prevent new attacks from occurring.