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8 Colombian police officers killed in attack by drug gang

AP  |  Bogota 

Colombian officials say eight police officers were killed when a homemade bomb exploded as they escorted a caravan of government workers belonging to a land restitution unit.

Authorities attribute the attack today to the ruthless that dominates drug routes near the volatile Uraba region of

expressed his solidarity with the victims.

is implementing a peace deal with the nation's largest rebel movement, and the government has been redirecting its security forces to combat criminal gangs that have aggressively stepped in to fill the void left by retreating guerrillas. Thousands of soldiers and police have been trailing the Gulf Clan's top leaders for over two years.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 02:55 IST