In the village of Santa Ana, rural area of the municipality of Sardinata, in Norte de Santander, Colombian Army troops were carrying out operations to eradicate illicit crops, they were attacked with the activation of several explosive charges, in which three soldiers were wounded.
According to the Army, those responsible for this violent action are members of the ELN and dissidents from the FARC’s 33rd Front, who seek to control coca crops and cocaine processing in the Catatumbo area.
While in the rural area of the municipality of El Tarra on April 27, a uniformed member of the Army’s Second Division, who was participating in control operations, was injured when stepping on a minefield.
It is about the soldier Jesús Bautista Pechené, who faces first and second degree burns and who had to be treated initially by combat nurses, gave him first aid and later evacuated by air to a medical center in Cúcuta.
The Vulcano Task Force Command, a unit attached to the Second Division of the National Army through a statement, blames the Residual Armed Organized Group (GAOr) 33.
So far this year, 27 soldiers injured have left 12 violent actions that have been registered in the Catatumbo area with the activation of explosives in the municipalities of Sardinata, Tibú, Ocaña, Convencion and Hacarí, all coca grow zone
En Sardinata, Norte de Santander, tres soldados resultaron heridos tras caer en un campo minado. Por la gravedad de sus heridas fueron trasladados a Cúcuta pic.twitter.com/NAKDoQbEUE
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