Authorities held up traffic for hours during Bogota residents’ morning commute, but ultimately determined that the flags were false alarms. Randomly placed ELN flags are often indicative of an imminent terrorist attack.
The flags were found just days after the ELN announced that they will continue their fight on their 47th anniversary on July 4.
The National Liberation Army (ELN) is the second largest left-wing guerrilla organization behind the FARC. The group has been operating since 1964, but has seen their strength diminish significantly since their peak in the 1990s.