Soldier Dies in FARC Attack in Colombia

By Dialogo
April 02, 2013

A Colombian Soldier died in the municipality of Turbo, northwestern Colombia, during an attack that authorities attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an insurgency organization currently holding peace talks with the Colombian government in Cuba, according to official sources.

“FARC guerrillas attacked Army troops with rifles at a village in Río Grande, where unfortunately a soldier died. It is a shame that this happened during Holy Week,” Santiago Londoño, government secretary for Antioquia department, stated.

In this regard, he added that the authorities would reinforce regional security and they would carry out search operations for guerrillas from the FARC’s 5th Front.

The FARC, founded in 1964, is the oldest Latin American guerrilla group and the main insurgency in Colombian.

The FARC has been holding negotiations with the government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in Cuba since November 2012, and without a bilateral ceasefire.

The process, which includes a five-point agenda to put an end to the national armed conflict, has the international support of Norway, Cuba, Venezuela, and Chile.

The death of a soldier is very sad for me, the death of a man who is fulfilling a service is very sad and senseless, this news upsets me a lot, my condolences to his family and friends, I can't stand when someone dies this way, I know it is a job, but it still hurts and that makes me feel sad. In the previous note, I was happy about your success, although the deaths are regrettable, but there's a difference in this, I don't live in that country but have the intention to visit soon, I wish you the best.