Two injured, six trucks burned in rebel attack in Colombia
A police officer and a civilian were injured Wednesday and six trucks were set ablaze in an alleged rebel attack in eastern Colombia, the authorities said.
The attack targeted a police station in the town of Tibu, in the province of Norte de Santander on the Venezuelan border, dpa reported.
Colonel Richard Portilla, police commander in Norte de Santander, said the injured were a police officer who was involved in the shootout with alleged members of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and a civilian passerby.
The rebels blocked a nearby road and and set fire to six trucks that were carrying wax palm tree fruits.
In a separate incident, Colombian authorities deactivated two car bombs at a carpark in the city of Pasto, capital of the Narino province on the Ecuadorian border.
The authorities said the vehicles had been rigged with explosives by FARC to carry out attacks against public offices in the coming days. The cars were discovered following a tip form an informant. One suspect was arrested.
Also Wednesday, Colombia's secret service DAS seized more than 1,000 rounds of rifle ammunition that were meant for FARC's Front 50.
The confiscation was done in Armenia, capital of the province of Quindio. DAS said the ammunition had been manipulated to be lethal, since it was covered in cyanide.