5 soldiers die in northwest Colombia minefields

posted by Jian Li Zheng

Colombia soldiers in combat

Five soldiers died Wednesday when stepping on landmines in the north west of Colombia.

Both attacks took place in the Antioquia department.

Three soldiers died in a minefield in the northern municipality of Toledo. Two others died in the southern municipality of Paramillo, also when activating a mine.

Near the town of Taraza, alleged guerrillas of the 36th front blew up an energy tower, leaving the town of Toledo and Taraza without energy.

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