04/19/2021

Three Colombian soldiers injured after confrontation with ELN alleged members

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Clash between soldiers of the Army’s Thirtieth Brigade, with alleged ELN National Liberation Army’s members , in the village of Totumito Carbonera, rural area of ​​Tibú, left a non-commissioned officer wounded in one of his shoulders.

As it was known, the confrontation took place when the Army troops carried out an operation against this guerrilla, which also allowed the seizure of a sniper rifle, two pistols, a revolver, mobile phones and a radio.

Meanwhile, when other military troops were mobilizing in Banco de Arena, rural area of ​​Cúcuta, a soldier stepped on an antipersonnel mine, which caused the loss of one of his feet. Also, another uniformed man was injured by the splinters of the explosive device.

General Marcos Pinto Lizarazo, commander of the Army’s Second Division, assured that operations will continue at the site.

The officer also said that the soldiers maintain rigorous controls and traces in this area where the ELN and criminal gangs have a presence.