Colombia: 6 soldiers, 3 rebels killed in FARC ambush

Last Updated: Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 09:27

Bogota: At least six Colombian soldiers and
three leftist rebels were killed when guerrillas attempted an
ambush on a military unit in the western department of Choco,
officials said.

A patrol was attacked by the "terrorists" of the FARC as
it guarded a stretch road near the city of Pretoria yesterday,
a military spokesman said.

Earlier yesterday, Ivan Marquez, member of the FARC ruling
council, warned in a video that the group was not weakened and
remained ready to fight, despite overtures of reconciliation
that surrounded the landmark release of 10 hostages earlier
this month.

Bogota: At least six Colombian soldiers and
three leftist rebels were killed when guerrillas attempted an
ambush on a military unit in the western department of Choco,
officials said.

A patrol was attacked by the "terrorists" of the FARC as
it guarded a stretch road near the city of Pretoria yesterday,
a military spokesman said.

Earlier yesterday, Ivan Marquez, member of the FARC ruling
council, warned in a video that the group was not weakened and
remained ready to fight, despite overtures of reconciliation
that surrounded the landmark release of 10 hostages earlier
this month.

Late March, Colombian troops killed at least 36 suspected
FARC rebels and captured four in an army offensive in Meta
department, according to officials.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 09:27

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