Two soldiers were killed and two civilians injured in an attack by the country’s largest rebel group, the FARC, earlier on Thursday in southeastern Colombia.
The army’s sixth division confirmed that two soldiers were killed and both a male and female civilian were injured when the FARC attacked with explosives, reported El Espectador.
El Espectador reported that the area had been sealed off whilst a search is underway for any more hidden explosives.
Despite ongoing peace talks between the government and the FARC, which began in November 2012 in Havana, Cuba, President Juan Manuel Santos has refused to call a ceasefire, saying that the FARC would use the opportunity to regroup and rearm.
So far, the peace talks have yielded an agreement regarding land reform and political participation. The delegations are currently working to reach a deal concerning illicit drugs.