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Armed groups attack UN convoy and burn 2 vehicles in southeastern Colombia

Armed groups attack UN convoy and burn 2 vehicles in southeastern Colombia

Bogotá: An armed group has attacked a United Nations convoy in southeastern Colombia, burning two vehicles but injuring no workers.

Officials said the group was presented as a former FARC rebel; no one was injured in the attack.
According to the UN, its staff were accompanied by members of the UN Office for the Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Norwegian Refugee Council, who were “approached by armed men and taken out of their vehicles”.
“While two of the three vehicles were on fire,” the crew on the convoy “returned unharmed” to their offices, according to a statement from the mission that monitors the 2016 adherence. peace agreement Between former Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) rebels and the Colombian government.
The mission said the convoy had gone to the Guayabero rural area to gather with communities.
He was stopped by armed groups in the rural town of Puerto Nuevo in the rural area of ​​the Guaviare department.
Presidential Archbishop Emilio Archila told local radio that he was later “presented as a dissident by former rebel criminals” under the command of Gentil Duarte, one of Colombia’s most wanted men.
The UN mission did not provide details about the group’s alleged membership, but said it “strongly condemns the attack on our group” and condemned “illegal armed groups” ‘attempts to intimidate the UN and humanitarian organizations.
About 13,000 FARC rebels have been disarmed Since the 2016 peace deal with the Colombian government that ended five deadly decades of fighting.
However, about 5,000 members have rejected the agreement and are still fighting.

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