One child and five soldiers were left injured by an attack on a marine infantry patrol allegedly by FARC guerrillas in a village in south west Colombia Friday evening.
“The attack seems to have been committed by members of the FARC’s 30th Front” injuring a child and five marine infantry soldiers who were carrying out “search and control operations” in an area of the village, said Colonel Adolfo Enrique Martinez commander of the injured soldiers.
Martinez added that “the terrorists attacked the soldiers with a grenade, giving no thought to the presence of the villagers,” Colombian newspaper El Espectador reported.
The incident took place in Puerto Merizalde, a village on the banks of the Naya River in the Valle del Cauca department. The casualties were taken by air to a hospital in the Pacific coastal city of Buenaventura.