An attack with explosives and shots attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) left seven police officers dead on Tuesday in a rural area of ​​the department of Córdoba, in the northwest of the country.

The incident occurred on a highway between the municipalities of Montelíbano and Puerto Libertador, a strategic region for coca leaf cultivation.

The governor of Córdoba, Alejandro Lyons, said that the rebels set off explosives when a vehicle passed by in which 14 informants were traveling, who were later shot with long-range weapons.