Colombia rebels kill 2 police, set off horse bomb
Colombian rebels shot dead two policemen in one attack and wounded two soldiers with a horse packed with explosives in another Sunday as Bogota vowed to beef up security in a violence-hit southwestern state.
Colombia has been battling leftist rebels for nearly five decades and while security has improved drastically over the last few years, illegal armed groups continue to stage bombings, hit-and-run attacks and other bloodshed.
Police said two officers were shot dead in the southwest state of Cauca Sunday — the same province where a day before rebels detonated a car bomb, a bus bomb and another explosive device.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he was sending reinforcements of police, army and special forces to Cauca, an area plagued by drug and guerrilla violence.