Ten Colombian soldiers were injured this Friday in a confrontation against former FARC dissidents.
At least 10 Colombian soldiers were injured this Friday in a confrontation against dissidents of the old FARC in a rural area of Buenaventura, which has the country’s main port on the Pacific and is located in the department of Valle del Cauca (southwest).
The Army’s Suroccidente Joint Command # 2 detailed in a statement that its troops and Navy Marine Corps units clashed with dissidents, who are part of the “Jaime Martínez Mobile Column”, in operations against drug trafficking in the sector. from the Cajambre river, in Buenaventura.
“As a result of the confrontation, they were injured 10 members of the Military Forces, who were immediately referred to different Buenaventura medical centers, where at this time they are treated and according to the initial medical report they are out of danger ”, added the information.
The Army indicated that with the support of the Police and the Colombian Air Force (FAC), operations against the “Jaime Martínez Mobile Column” continue.
Buenaventura and the neighboring Pacific territories are exposed to the violence of criminal gangs and armed groups that fight in this area, where state abandonment is evident, and which is strategic for the exit to the sea of illicit substances and contraband. (I)
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