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9 killed in combat in west Colombia

In Latin America on April 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

Bogota, Colombia — At least six soldiers and three guerrillas were killed in a fire fight between Colombian forces and the left-wing FARC in the western Colombian department of Choco Saturday.

The FARC is said to have attacked to disable energy towers near Carmen de Atrato, a small town located on the highway connecting Medellin to the Choco capital of Quibdo.

The guerrillas took advantage of a landslide which made it difficult for the Colombian army to send reinforcements.

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