On Monday afternoon, a confrontation took place between civilians and elements of the Regional Single Force, which left a balance of at least six officers fallen, according to preliminary information.
Shortly after four in the afternoon, an assault was reported against elements of the Fuerza Única in the municipality of La Huerta, in the municipal capital.
Units of the state dependency were attacked by armed individuals who manned a white Jeep and at least two Chevrolet pick-up trucks of the same color, according to testimonies.
The aggressors also apparently used fragmentation grenades against the authorities , leaving at least six people dead. According to reports, there were other people injured, although the Office of the Public Prosecutor has not yet reported whether they are also officers or civilians.
After the assault, the criminals escaped towards Puerto Melaque, according to versions gathered.
Support was requested from neighboring municipalities, as well as reinforcements from the Office of the Prosecutor, who sent the Black Hawk helicopter and land units to the area . Army personnel also headed towards the place.
The authorities maintain a search operation in the area to find those responsible.