Ambush kills 14 Colombian soldiers

Farc blamed for attack as battle to control remote village continues.

    Farc was established in 1966 as the military wing of the Colombian communist party


    Among the soldiers killed were two junior officers, the spokeswoman, who was not authorised to speak on the record, said.

     

    Acting on intelligence reports warning of a guerrilla assault on the village of La Julia, a mobile army unit from the US-trained Omega Force, was deployed to the area, the spokeswoman said. However, the unit was taken by surprise.

     

    Local media also reported the attack.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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