February 26, 2024

Army and judicial police sources alerted that an assault in opposition to the Colombian legal professional basic, Francisco Barbosa, by the Nationwide Liberation Military (ELN) guerrilla, was underway, the nation’s highest investigative physique reported on Tuesday.

The announcement comes after a six-month bilateral ceasefire between the federal government and the ELN got here into drive on August 3, within the best advance in a peace negotiation by President Gustavo Petro to finish the armed battle.

In keeping with the knowledge obtained by the Prosecutor’s Workplace, in July a gathering was held between 5 senior ELN commanders in Venezuela, the place members of the insurgent group had been being educated to hold out an assault with snipers.

“It’s a modality that’s a part of the modus operandi of the armed assaults of this group, in accordance with the probative data collected by the Prosecutor’s Workplace within the completely different investigations which can be being carried out,” the Prosecutor’s Workplace mentioned in a press release.

Barbosa has publicly opposed lots of the peace guarantees of Petro – the primary left-wing president within the nation’s historical past – together with a pending regulation that would scale back jail sentences for legal gangs that give up, admit their crimes and provide reparations to the victims.

“Likewise, such sources point out that folks near aliases “el Rolo” current suspicious reviews of transactions that exceed 3,000 million pesos (about 748,000 {dollars}), in flows of cash which can be much like the assault in opposition to the Basic Santander Police Faculty , in January 2019,” the doc added.

In that ELN assault with a automotive bomb, 22 cadets died.

There have been no speedy feedback from the Venezuelan authorities or the ELN.

The ELN has some 5,800 members, together with some 2,800 fighters, and safety sources have revealed up to now that members of the insurgent group have a presence in Venezuela.

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