FARC Attack on Power Grid Fails
By Dialogo August 20, 2012Colombian Navy troops deactivated on August 17, three FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) makeshift explosives intended to destroy an electrical tower in Cajapí, in the rural area of Tumaco, Nariño.
The three explosive devices, consisting of 30 kilos of TNT fiberglass explosives sealed in plastic bottles and 40 meters of detonating cord, were found attached to a power line located in the Tumaco – Pasto highway.
The explosives were successfully found and deactivated thanks to timely information provided as a result of collaborations between the Urban Bomb Group personnel and the Road Safety Group “Meteor”, assigned to the Marines Command and Support
Battalion No 4.
So far this year, the Pacific Naval Forces have located, deactivated and safely destroyed over 295 kilos of explosives, with which terrorists intended to attack civilians and security forces in the Colombian Pacific region.
The Colombian Navy continues to advance search and control operations in the area with the firm intention of neutralizing terrorist activities in the region.