Two soldiers have died and eight others were ambushed by the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas in Tibú, Norte de Santander, eastern Colombia. The eight soldiers were evacuated to Cúcuta.
Several guerrillas activated explosive charges when a military unit passed by on the road to Cucuta. The deadly victims were identified as Adalberto Romero Hoyos from Pueblo Nuevo, Córdoba, and Jorman Contreras Villalba from Montelibano, Córdoba.
Rapid Deployment Force Command No. 3, an organic military unit belonging to the second division of the National Army, said eight other soldiers were wounded in the attack.
“In the early morning, troops carrying out civil protection operations in the Tibú municipality were the victims of an explosive terrorist attack in the sector known as Barco La Silla, which ELN terrorists were said to have carried out,” he said. the army gathered in a statement from the Colombian newspaper “El Tiempo”.