Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will hold a summit with high ranking military officials on Friday to analyze a recent spate of attacks attributed to guerrilla organization the FARC.
Officials will assemble at Bogota‘s Casa de Nariño to examine Colombia’s security situation, following three suspected FARC attacks against Colombia’s armed forces within 24 hours.
Authorities on Thursday raised the number of police killed in an alleged FARC attack in the southern Caqueta department to fourteen.
Initially, departmental authorities had said five policemen were killed on a Wednesday evening patrol when a roadside bomb exploded.
The initial attack was followed by two more in the departments of Nariño and Norte de Santander.
According to Defense Ministry data, 121 members of the Colombian armed forces died in incidents involving weapons between January 1 and August 31 of this year, a similar figure to the same period in 2009.
The Caqueta attack is the first publicized deadly attack on security forces since the inauguration of President Juan Manuel Santos on August 7, and one of the deadliest in recent years.