Seven Colombian soldiers killed in FARC ambush

Seven Colombian soldiers killed in FARC ambush
# 11 October 2011 03:32 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. Seven soldiers of the Colombian army were killed in an ambush of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the southern department of Cauca, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon said Monday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The military vehicle carrying the soldiers was attacked with explosives "in a cruel way and in a defenseless situation," Pinzon said.

Two noncommissioned officers were among the dead. The ambush was followed by a confrontation between the armed forces and guerrilla members near the site of the ambush.

Meanwhile, the Colombian authorities said FARC’s activities in Sardinata municipality in northeast Colombia has been suppressed.

The Colombian authorities arrested on Monday three FARC members who were accused of throwing a grenade last week in a commercial area in Bogota.

Police said FARC might have been planning more attacks before regional elections slated for Oct. 30. It waged grenade attacks to several commercial facilities on Wednesday in northern Bogota, injuring four people.

FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group, has been at war with the government since its establishment in 1964.
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