A series of attacks in Colombia’s southern region by insurgent group FARC has left two policemen and five civilians injured, reported local media Sunday.
Guerrillas from FARC’s 6th Front reportedly launched an assault with guns and explosives against a group of government soldiers in the municipality of Corinto, Cauca province. The raid left five civilians injured, including up to three minors.
One of the children suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and leg, requiring a transfer to a hospital in Colombia’s third largest city of Cali.
A second attack, which occurred just south of Corinto in the municipality of Jambalo, lasted forty-five minutes but left no injuries.
The third confrontation between the rebels and Colombian authorities took place in the troubled region of Caqueta and left two policemen injured.
Colombia’s southern provinces have become a hotspot of guerrilla activity over the past week. The latest clashes came only days after FARC allegedly opened fire on the civilian population in the township of Timbiqui, also located in Cauca, killing two people.
Authorities also blamed FARC for an explosion on Halloween that killed two people and injured dozens more in the Valle de Cauca department.