One day before President Juan Manuel Santos was scheduled to visit the embattled department of Cauca, which in the last week has seen a series of FARC attacks, a bomb exploded on the outskirts of the rural town of El Plateado.
This is the second supposed FARC attack on El Plateado in the past week. In the first attack, the homemade bombs were launched injuring seven police officers and damaging enough homes to displace more than 100 families, according to Caracol Radio.
One of the adults injured Tuesday was also a police officer, according to the commander of Cauca’s police force.
Cauca, a coca-producing region near the Ecuadorian border, has long been a battleground in Colombia’s armed conflict.