Colombian intelligence forces have discovered that FARC guerrillas operating in the country’s southwest Caqueta department wear oil company uniforms to pass inconspicuously among civilians and execute attacks, Caracol Radio reported Thursday.
According to authorities, members of the FARC’s “Teofilo Forero” mobile column and the organization’s Southern Bloc have oil company uniforms in their possession which they use to imitate the appearance of workers operating in northern Caqueta.
Using these uniforms, guerrilla soldiers apparently try to pass inconspicuously through the urban centers of municipalities such as El Doncello and Puerto Rico in groups of seven to 10, in order to plan and execute attacks.
Based on this information, the corresponding municipal governments have ordered these companies, some of them foreign, not to use these uniforms at night.
The report follows on two separate FARC attacks that occurred in the Puerto Rico municipality on Tuesday morning, in the course of which two civilians were reported dead and eight injured. The attacks occurred less than 30 miles from San Vicente del Caguan, where last week alleged guerrillas kidnapped four Chinese oil workers.