Among those arrested are one woman and two minors, the commander of the army’s 17th Jungle Brigade, General Fernando Cabrera, told press.
According to the general, the killed and injured guerrillas belonged to the FARC’s 48th Front which operates on the southern border of Colombia.
Ground forces attacked three FARC camps in an area called Las Lomas following an air force bombardment. The FARC leader, Angel Gabriel Lozada Garcia, alias “Edgar Tovar,” allegedly escaped over the Ecuadorean border before the army seized the camps.
On the south side of the border Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa confirmed on Wednesday reports that his country’s armed forced killed three guerrillas on Monday.