HAVANA (AFP) - Colombia's radical National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels asserted obligation on Monday (Jan 21) for the bombarding of a police foundation in Bogota that killed 20 individuals just as the aggressor, and wrecked harmony talks being held in Havana. 

The ELN said last Thursday's (Jan 17) vehicle besieging, which started across the nation dissents, was a backlash assault after the legislature of President Ivan Duque neglected to regard a one-sided truce announced by the radicals over Christmas. 

"The activity completed against these establishments and troops is legal inside the law of war, there were no non-soldier exploited people," the ELN said in an announcement on its site. 

It included that the institute was an army base where cadets got preparing to end up knowledge agents and direct military activities. 

"The president did not regard the motion of harmony" and "his reaction was to complete military assaults against us", it said. 

In particular, the ELN said Colombian troops shelled a camp on Dec 25, influencing a group of workers who were close-by. 

"It is then exceptionally unbalanced that, while the legislature is assaulting us, we can't react in self-protection," the announcement included. 

The assault was a noteworthy mishap to two years of harmony converses with the ELN - facilitated first by Ecuador and presently by Cuba - that neglected to go past the exploratory stage before slowing down when Mr Duque took control in August 2018. 

Afterward, Mr Duque declared that he was reestablishing capture warrants for 10 ELN individuals who are a piece of the gathering's assignment to the Cuba talks and said he was repudiating "the goals making the conditions that permit their stay in that nation". 

A great many individuals walked all through Colombia on Sunday to censure the vehicle bombarding, the deadliest assault with explosives in Bogota since 2003. 

Challenges were held in a few urban communities around the nation, with marchers in white waving Colombian banners and reciting trademarks like "fainthearted executioners" and "life is sacrosanct". 

The harmony talks had been gone for completion over five many years of rebellion by the Marxist-motivated guerrillas. 

Colombia has encountered quite a while of relative quiet since the 2016 harmony accord marked by then-president Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas. 

With the milestone assention transforming the previous radicals into a political gathering, the littler ELN is viewed as the last dynamic agitator bunch in the nation.
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