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Failed attack on UNP leader condemned in Colombia


Failed attack on UNP leader condemned in Colombia

Bogota, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The head of the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, condemned an attack on Augusto Rodriguez, director of the National Protection Unit (UNP).

All my solidarity with him and his family, the official of the multilateral organization expressed on his Twitter account.

Ruiz Massieu also tweeted on President Gustavo Petro’s comdemnation of this criminal attack.

‘They have attacked Augusto Rodriguez, director of the UNP and my partner from the M19. Augusto denounced the mafia in the UNP. Today they wanted to kill him, I ask the prosecutor to accelerate the investigations into these allegations, the evidence is in his hands,’ Petro stressed.

According to a UNP statement, last night, after 10:30 hours, local time, three motorized assassins tried to overtake and block the protection scheme and attacked the director of that entity.

Rodriguez managed to get into his residence, but the timely action of his protection detail thwarted the assassins, he added.


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