miércoles, 2 de abril de 2014
Colombian troops shoot FARC fighters, dozen detained
Colombian troops shot dead six guerillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in fighting in the department of Nariño on 1 April, while eight guerrillas were caught in operations elsewhere, media reported. The dead were identified as members of the FARC's Daniel Aldana Mobile Column and thought involved in an earlier attack that killed two soldiers in Nariño. The Army separately captured four members of the FARC's Miller Perdomo Column in the district of Buenos Aires in Cauca, while four guerrillas surrendered to troops in the department of Tolima west of Bogotá, at an unspecified date, the Colombian daily La Nación reported on 2 April. Five other collaborators of the FARC were held in five districts of northern Colombia including Barrancabermeja, Cantagallo and San Pablo, Vanguarda Liberal reported on 2 April. The suspects were believed to collaborate with the FARC's Raúl Eduardo Mahecha Front, through activities including propaganda, imposing "fines" on unspecified offenders, and storing arms and ammunition, the daily reported.