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5 soldiers die in northwest Colombia minefields

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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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