Suspected FARC rebels killed two policemen and injured another four Wednesday in an attack in the north of Colombia.
The attack took place in Sardinata, a municipality located near the border with Venezuela and just south of the Catatumbo region from where FARC leader Timochenko is suspected to run the leftist insurgency.
According to local authorities, the rebels ambushed the police patrol with homemade explosives.
The authorities blamed the FARC’s 33rd Front for the attack.
Over the past year, the FARC has stepped up attacks against civilian, economic and military targets.