In Colombia, FARC rebels killed 11 military
Militants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, FARC) attacked a detachment of government troops, killing 10 soldiers and one officer. It is reported by BBC News.
The attack was committed by the militants when the soldiers were patrolling the area near the Colombia-Venezuelan border, some 400 kilometers south-east of the capital Bogota. In addition to the 11 killed, two soldiers were wounded. About losses among the insurgents are not reported.
BBC News notes that the last attack was the most serious armed onslaught of militants over the past few months.
It should be noted that at the beginning of March 2012 FARC rebels declared their readiness to abandon the armed operations. Then the rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez (Timoleon Jimenez) noted that "neither the military nor the police should not perish," and expressed his intention "to move toward reconciliation."
Earlier, the militants have also reported their intentions to abandon the practice of taking hostages for ransom, and promised to release them from being captured ten members of Colombian security forces. Meanwhile, still referred to the hostages were not released.
The group FARC, which adheres to leftist ideology, is fighting with the Colombian authorities in 1964. Number of participants in the formation is estimated at eight thousand. FARC declared a terrorist organization in Colombia, as well as in some other countries, including the United States.