Attacks on two villages in the north-Colombian Norte de Santander department left three civilians and an equal number of policemen dead, local media reported Thursday.
According to preliminary reports, guerrillas attacked the town of San Calixto and the village of Las Mercedes around 2:30AM with home-made mortar grenades.
The three civilians died in the attack on San Calixto, while the attack on Las Mercedes killed three policemen. Three more policemen were injured in the attack.
Reinforcements were sent to the region to regain control of the surrounding areas.