Colombian Police Ambushed By "Bandits"

Footage shows Colombian policemen returning fire during an ambush against their unit while traversing the Ocaña-Aguachica road in the vicinity of Sanin Villa, in the mountainous region of northeastern Colombia.


The attack appears to have been targeted toward motorcycle policemen who can be seen lying in the prone next to their dumped bikes. The cameraman, possibly a contractor, was likely called in to haul the bikes out on the truck. There was no information provided regarding injuries among the police unit.


Although the signing of the 2016 peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) resulted in a significant decline in violence, there has been a spurt of violent crime in the past three years by non-State armed groups and criminal organizations, especially in these remote areas of the country.


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Published 11 months ago

Footage shows Colombian policemen returning fire during an ambush against their unit while traversing the Ocaña-Aguachica road in the vicinity of Sanin Villa, in the mountainous region of northeastern Colombia.


The attack appears to have been targeted toward motorcycle policemen who can be seen lying in the prone next to their dumped bikes. The cameraman, possibly a contractor, was likely called in to haul the bikes out on the truck. There was no information provided regarding injuries among the police unit.


Although the signing of the 2016 peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) resulted in a significant decline in violence, there has been a spurt of violent crime in the past three years by non-State armed groups and criminal organizations, especially in these remote areas of the country.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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