Colombia’s largest coal producer Cerrejon has suspended work after unidentified armed men attacked a truck, injuring two workers, a company representative said Saturday.
Cerrejon executive Juan Bernardo Gonzalez told Spanish press agency Efe that the attack took place Friday around 4PM in Los Remedios, a rural site in the northeast of the mine’s property and bordering Venezuela.
According to Gonzalez, the truck was taken under fire after two explosives were detonated near where the truck was passing.
The Cerrejon representative said the company condemned the attack and said all operations were suspended until after a “rigorous inspection that allows us to be certain there are no explosives or other elements that can affect any of the workers.”
Army troops have arrived in the area to reinforce security and search for the perpetrators.
The Cerrejon mine is the world’s largest open-pit coal mine.