We can not know how much truth these first news have, but this does not prevent us from expressing our open rejection and our radical condemnation of this criminal attack. We fought hard for many years, to find a political solution to the long armed conflict that bled Colombia, and to the satisfaction of the entire country, we managed to sign a Final Peace Agreement. We are against all kinds of violence, we believe in peace.
The suffering that today adds to the families of the dead policemen, and the anguish that seizes the families of those who were injured, as well as the anguish that overwhelms all members of the National Police, awaken in us the greatest respect and solidarity. Moved by their pain, we surround them all with a hug of hope.
Colombia must make a huge collective effort to get out of the swamp of violence, death and fear. We do not believe that this is the time for the rumble of weapons and bloodshed. Those responsible for such an event, when the country is discussing between the fanatics of the war and the millions who want peace, only pay the ground for more hatreds and confrontations, hopefully they can be located and forced to respond to justice.
The FARC party, Fuerza Alternativa Revolucionaria del Común, was born out of Colombia's greatest effort to obtain peace, we believe in it, we defend it, aware that ours is a country with many shortcomings and big problems to solve. We work to achieve a great national convergence, capable of changing things for the good of the whole nation, we bet on life and freedom, so we repudiate the blood acts that hurt the future of the country.
NATIONAL POLITICAL COUNCIL
ALTERNATIVE REVOLUTIONARY FORCE OF THE COMMON
Bogotá, January 27, 2018