The FARC reportedly assaulted a police station, a cellphone tower, and the houses of the mayor and other local residents in the municipality of El Retiro, Guaviare department.
“Fortunately, the Mayor was not at home and is currently in Bogota,” said Juan Carlos Mora, Secretary of the Government of Guaviare.
A tower for one of Colombia’s leading cellphone companies, Comcel, was damaged in the attack and the cellular network was down throughout the city.
“The people of this region rely heavily on this phone company in the absence of fixed lines,” said local authorities according to Caracol Radio.
One of the officers killed was local Superintendent of Police Lopez Castaño.