The FARC on Wednesday launched an attack on San Vicente del Caguan, the south-west Colombian town that between 1999 and 2002 hosted peace talks between government and guerrillas.
According to local media, the guerrillas started the offensive around 3AM on Wednesday in an attempt to overpower local police. One policemen reportedly was killed in this attack.
The website of newspaper El Espectador quotes intelligence reports which say that the FARC’s intention is to kidnap the town’s mayor, who is held in custody over alleged guerrilla ties.
On Wednesday morning, the attack was still ongoing.