The bodies of seven policemen who were killed during in a guerrilla ambush in Norte de Santander during Sunday’s election are being transported home to their families to be buried, Caracol reported Monday.
According to Colonel Alvaro Villadiego, the Colombian police have dedicated helicopters and airplanes to delivering the slain officers’ remains as quickly as possible.
The seven officers were killed in an guerrilla ambush on a highway between the towns of Tibu and Tres Bocas, in the northern department of Norte de Santander near the Venezuelan border, where the policemen had been traveling in a truck while on patrol.
Late Sunday, the Colombian government offered a reward of $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the attack.
The ambush was one of the many guerrilla attacks conducted throughout the country on election day.
In the Meta department, combat with the FARC left three soldiers and six guerrillas dead.
It was also reported in Norte de Santander that guerrillas burnt ballot boxes that were destined for the town of San Calixto and destroyed a communications tower.
In Antioquia, guerrillas apparently sabotaged the electrical grid, leaving nearly 100,000 people from the municipalities of Ituango, Peque, San Andres de Cuerquia, San Jose de la Montaña, and Toleda without power.