sábado, 20 de junio de 2015
FARC kill five agents in attacks in Colombia, 20 rebels held
An ambush by communist rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) killed four soldiers and injured four in a rural part of Cartagena de Chairá in southern Colombia, Radio Santa Fe reported on 18 June. This was one of several actions undertaken by the FARC in southern Colombia. The soldiers were killed by suspected members of Front 63 who detonated explosives planted earlier in the locality of Santafé del Caguán in that distrit. The FARC separately killed a police officer during a mortar attack on a police station in Lejanía in the department of Meta, Radio Santa Fe reported on 19 June. The broadcaster cited this as one of several attacks in the departments of Meta and Nariño, which injured at least nine. Early on 19 June, police and troops arrested 20 purported FARC rebels including a captain dubbed Pupilo, sought for suspected involvement in several acts of sabotage and "terrorist actions" in the southern department of Nariño. The suspects, cited as members of the Daniel Aldana mobile column, were caught in the countryside of the district of Tumaco after 18 months of intelligence work, the Cali newspaper El País reported.