29 dead in leftist rebel attack in Colombia
Police officials blame the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia for the attack.india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 11:38 IST
Twenty-nine people were killed in an attack by leftist Colombian rebels on a hamlet in the northern department of Cordoba, national police chief General Jorge Castro said.
Castro blamed the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country's largest and best-armed guerrilla group, for Wednesday's attack.
The death toll in the attack on the Tierradentro hamlet included 17 police officers, 11 rebels and a civilian.
Two police officers and a civilian were also injured in the fighting, said Castro.