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Farc rebels kill five police in Colombia ambush

Published on Feb 18, 2014 6:02 AM

BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombia's leftist Farc rebels killed five police officers and injured three others on Monday, Feb 17, 2014, in an ambush in the north of the country, the authorities said.

The rebels targeted an anti-narcotics patrol working on coca eradication in Antioquia province, Colonel Fernando Restrepo told Agence France-Presse.

"This was an intense attack against the units," Col Restrepo said.

The wounded were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

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