FARC attack in south west Colombia kills nine

Nine soldiers were killed in a guerrilla attack on the town of Corinto in the south west of Colombia, reported media on Tuesday. Four others were seriously injured.

Guerrillas of the FARC attacked the Cauca town, 20 miles south west of Cali, Tuesday early in the morning, surprising the present troops. A local official told local radio nine soldiers died in the attack and another four were seriously injured. The official asked the Armed Forces to form a special force to protect the town from the ongoing guerrilla attacks.

Newspaper El Tiempo confirmed the attack and the casualties.

According to W Radio the attack was carried out by a group of 200 guerrillas.

The Cauca department has increasingly been under guerrilla attack for months.

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