The guerrillas fired upon the bus after a bus driver refused an order to pull over at rebel road block in Valdivia, a municipality in the north of the Antioquia state, according to local media reports.
One passenger died at the scene while another five were wounded and transported to a local hospital.
The highway was closed after rebels parked a tractor trailer across the road near to where the bus attack took place, leaving authorities concerned that there might be explosives in the area.
The government said Tuesday that the FARC is carrying out a country-wide wave of attacks as part of the rebels’ “Black October” offensive.
- Farc atacaron a bala un bus con pasajeros en el bajo Cauca (Caracol Radio)
- Farc atacan a bala un bus en Antioquia; un pasajero murió y 5 resultaron heridos (Radio Santa Fe)