The United Nations has condemned the bombings which killed at least 14 Colombians Wednesday and Thursday.
Speaking after his first meeting with Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Esguerra, the High Commissioner’s Office on Human Rights new representative Todd Howland said such attacks affected “innocent civilians who have nothing to do with the conflict.”
Although there would always be violations of international law and human rights during conflict situations, said Rowland, the bombings must still be condemned.
An attack on a police station in the Pacific town of Tumaco Wednesday killed nine people and wounded 76. A second bombing targeted at police in the western town of Villa Rica Thursday wounded more than 20 and killed six, including a 3-year-old girl and the local police commander.
The government has blamed the FARC, though police say it is too early to know who’s responsible.
He called the FARC “hypocrites” for carrying out attacks weeks after proposing new peace talks.