Colombian FARC rebels Tuesday admitted they killed two civilian medical
workers on December 7 by setting off a bomb near their vehicle in
southern Colombia, according to a statement.
“The Southern Bloc of FARC regrets the accident” that killed workers
from the medical aid group ICBF, the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces
of Colombia (FARC) said in a statement released on its website.
guerrilla group, whose announcement marked an unusual recognition of
its activities in the country’s southern jungles, said the attackers
had mistakenly believed the vehicle belonged to a Colombian army
The explosion, which occurred south of
Bogota near San Vicente de Caguan, also wounded three members of the
medical mission which included personnel from a nearby hospital.
FARC said it offered its “deepest condolences to all the relatives of those killed, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.”
early December eight Colombian police were killed in a suspected FARC
attack in the country’s north when a bomb exploded as the police passed
by on a patrol. (AFP)