viernes, 28 de marzo de 2014
FARC kill two Colombian soldiers, Army detains fighter
A bomb attack by suspected guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killed two soldiers on 26 March and injured a soldier and a civilian in the southern town of Puerto Santander, El Colombiano reported on 27 March, citing EFE. The Army was presently engaged in operations in that part of the department of Amazonas, directed especially it stated at the head of the FARC's Front 63, a fighter dubbed Wílmer el Burro, sought for offences including drug trafficking. Another bomb attack on 27 March injured three soldiers on patrol in the town of Sucre in Cauca, Cali's El País reported. It was not immediately clear if the attack was the work of elements of the FARC or the National Liberation Army, the smaller communist guerrilla force. Also on 26 March, the Army caught a commander or the head of the FARC's Vladimir Steven Front, a man dubbed Willintong, in the district of Mesetas south of Bogotá, the Ministry of Defence reported. The Armed Forces commander General Juan Pablo Rodríguez said he was sought for his role in several "terrorist attacks" and engaged in recent months in attacks on Army targets in an area in the department of Meta that included Mesetas, La Uribe and La Julia.