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1 policeman killed in ‘FARC’ robbery in south Colombia

posted by Jim Glade

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The FARC are suspected in a robbery of a bank car in southern Colombia that left one policeman dead and three people injured, reported La Semana Friday.

A caravan transporting money near the municipality of San Lorenzo in the southern Nariño department was ambushed Thursday afternoon by alleged guerrillas resulting in the death of officer Andres Felipe Cardona and the injury of three others in the caravan’s party.

According to a local government official, the robbers made off with cash from the bank car and weapons belonging to the police.

Security forces are searching for the suspects.

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Jim Glade is an editor at Colombia Reports and works as an editorial specialist at Examiner.com. He first came to Colombia in 2011 and has wanted to make it his home ever since.

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