Colombia: Medellin-Caribbean roadway closed after deadly Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) attack
A FARC roadside blitz in the north of Antioquia killed one police major, and wounded five on Wednesday. Police and military officials responded by shutting down the major roadway that connects the city of Medellin with the Caribbean coast.
The ambush occurred near the town of Yarumal, on the road that connects Medellin to the northern municipality of Caucasia and the Caribbean Coast.
According to Highway Police General Rodolfo Palomino, Major Felix Antonio Jaimes Villamil arrived to the scene with other policemen shortly after the initial attack. The regional commander of the highway police was killed by a hidden explosive device, and two other policemen were injured by shrapnel.