Colombia says 3 to share $500,000 for tips leading to air raid that killed 22 FARC rebels

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's national police chief says three informants will divide a reward of up to $500,000 for leading authorities to the rebel camp where the military killed at least 22 insurgents in an air raid.

Gen. Oscar Naranjo also said Monday that a prominent veteran of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, or FARC, was killed in Sunday's pre-dawn bombing near the border with Ecuador.

He identified the slain rebel as Domingo Biojo (Bee-oh-HO), a 55-year-old who had spent half his life in the FARC.

Officials say the rebels killed Sunday were from the same FARC unit that killed eight police officers nine days earlier.

Sunday's attack marked Colombia's biggest military success since President Juan Manuel Santos took office Aug. 7.