Colombian police say they have thwarted an endeavor to kill the previous leader of the now retired Farc rebels, Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, otherwise called Timochenko.

Police said two would-be professional killers were blocked on a street in the west of Colombia on Saturday and killed.

Dissenter rebels had requested Timochenko slaughtered, police said.

The left-wing Farc bunch marked a memorable harmony accord in 2016 following four years of arrangements.

It hosts since shaped a political get-together, which is likewise called Farc, drove by Timochenko.

General Oscar Atehortua, chief of Colombia’s national police, told journalists that officials following up on a tip-off blocked the two professional killers near a ranch where Timochenko was remaining on the outskirt of the branches of Quindio and Valle del Cauca.

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“A psychological militant assault which tried to slaughter Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, leader of the Farc ideological group, was forestalled,” he said.

Gen Atehortua said the endeavored death had been requested by previous Farc authorities Iván Márquez and Hernan Dario Velasquez, also called El Paisa, who are accepted to stow away in Venezuela.

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Timochenko, right, marked the 2016 harmony bargain that was handled by Cuba’s then president Raul Castro

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Iván Márquez was appeared in a video a year ago perusing out an invitation to battle

They dismissed the harmony bargain, upbraiding it as “a double-crossing” and have again waged war.

A year ago, President Iván Duque offered an award for the radical chiefs and promised to chase them down.

Timochenko became administrator of the Farc in 2011, when its then head, known as Alfonso Cano, was slaughtered by the Colombian military.

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