Three Colombian soldiers were killed and at least another four wounded in southwest Colombia Wednesday during two separate confrontations with the leftist guerrilla group FARC.
The first attack occurred in the rural area of Florencia, Caqueta when alleged members of the Teofilo Forero Mobile Column of the FARC ambushed a patrol from the mountains and killed two soldiers.
Meanwhile the FARC’s 66th Front has been blamed for a car bomb that killed one soldier of the 9th Brigade and wounded four others including an officer near the village of San Luis, Neiva. According to newspaper El Espectador, as much as seven soldiers were injured in this attack.
Soldiers were able to locate and deactivate two more explosives after the initial blast.