Two soldiers dead in ambush on the border between Colombia and Venezuela


Dissidents of the FARC operated an explosive when the patrol of the uniformed ones passed by the highway that communicates the municipality Tame with Hato Corozal, in the department of Casanare

At least two soldiers killed and eight more injured on Sunday caused an ambush allegedly executed by FARC dissidents to an army patrol in the Colombian department of Arauca, bordering Venezuela, military sources said.

"We regret to report the murder of two heroes of the country, who lost their lives during the performance of duty," said the Eighth Army Division on his Twitter account.

The information adds that the attackers activated explosives when the patrol was passing by a road that connects the municipality of Tame with Hato Corozal, in the neighboring department of Casanare.

The Army explained that the wounded soldiers, including three seriously, were transferred to hospitals in the region.

The Colombian government and the FARC signed a peace agreement in November 2016 whereby that guerrilla became a political party, although some of its members did not accept the agreement and formed dissident groups that have continued in illegality.

The Department of Arauca is one of the hardest hit by the Colombian armed conflict and the National Liberation Army and drug gangs have a strong presence.

State security forces develop constant operations to fight these guerrillas and this is how they killed Edgar Salgado, alias "Rodrigo Cadete", a feared former leader of the FARC who took refuge in the peace process but then split to lead a of the dissidence of the old guerrilla that operates in the south of the country.

Salgado fell in an operation developed in February of this year in the department of Caquetá (south) in which nine other guerrillas also died.


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