Peru condemns the attack against the Colombian Police that left 14 injured

The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo (c), in a file photograph. EFE / Javier Mamani

Lima, Jan 9 (EFE) .- The Government of Peru condemned this Sunday the “terrorist” attack with explosives allegedly perpetrated by the National Liberation Army (ELN) against a truck belonging to the National Police of Colombia, which left fourteen agents injured.
Through the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Peruvian Executive expressed its solidarity with the Colombian people and reiterated “its firm commitment to continue cooperating in favor of peace.”
This message of fraternity issued from the Peruvian Foreign Ministry comes four days after the sixth binational presidential and cabinet meeting between Colombia and Peru is held in Villa de Leyva, in the central Colombian department of Boyacá.
The attack occurred on Friday night in the Puerto Rellena sector, in the southeast of Cali, one of the epicenters of the 2021 protests against the Government, when they attacked with explosives a truck of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (Esmad) of the Police.
The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, assured that the attack was attributed to him by the ELN and considered that “their interest (that of the ELN) in influencing the electoral process this year with the support of socialist and communist dictatorships is clear.”
Since the beginning of the protests in April 2021, the most important social crisis that Colombia has experienced recently, the Government, the Police and the Army have continuously repeated that the ELN, a guerrilla of Marxist dye, was infiltrated among the protesters, young people that barely carried artisan shields.

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