A FARC attack on a health post in the southwest of Colombia has left four people injured, the Colombian army said Sunday.
According to an army press release, the four were injured when an explosive device launched by the guerrillas fell on a health post located in an indigenous reservation in Toribio, a municipality in the north of the Cauca department.
The army did not say whether the injured were civilians or members of the military.
Since Thursday, nine people, including at least four children, have been injured in guerrilla attacks on four towns in the violence-plagued department.
The FARC offensive forced local authorities to declare the highest alert on Saturday after which the commander of the armed forces and the commander of the army flew from Bogota to Popayan, the capital of Cauca, the coordinate the counter-insurgency efforts.
The Cauca department has long been one of the hardest hit by Colombia’s armed conflict because of its strategic position connecting FARC-controlled coca fields in the south of Colombia with the Pacific ocean.