At least 70 towns in the Cauca department close to Colombia’s Pacific coast were left without electricity after a terrorist attack on a hydroelectric plant.
Colonel Danilo Murcia Caro of the army’s 29th Brigade attributed the attack, which occurred Monday, to the FARC. Murcia said that guerrillas from the FARC’s 6th Front entered a hydroelectric plant in the Caloto municipality and disabled the system by blowing up the units that store water, which is used to move the turbines to generate power.
The colonel said the attack was carried out by using a mixture of dynamite and anfo.
A group of technicians will travel to the area to repair the damage.