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Colombia: car bomb attack against the Army leaves at least one dead and two injured in Meta

A new car bomb attack against an Army battalion in the department of Meta, in the center of Colombialeft a soldier dead and two more wounded this Wednesday, according to preliminary information from the authorities.

The attack was perpetrated against the Battalion of Infantry N.21 Battle Pantano de Vargas, located in the municipality of Granada, the Army detailed in a statement.

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“Preliminarily it would be a vehicle with explosives. One of our soldiers was killed and two more, so far, are reported as wounded “specified the institution, which assured that as soon as it has more confirmed information, it will communicate it.

In the region where the attack was committed, there is a presence of criminal gangs that emerged from the demobilization of the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) and FARC dissidents that, according to the Ombudsman’s Office, are fighting for territorial control of that area located in the Eastern plains.

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The violence has deepened in almost all Colombia in recent months, but the situation is particularly delicate in the departments of Cauca (southwest) and Arauca (east), and in the regions of Catatumbo, bordering Venezuela; Bajo Cauca Antioquia (northwest) and South Pacific.

Just last Sunday, the explosion of a car bomb near the police station in the Colombian town of Padilla, in Cauca, left three injured.

On January 20, another car bomb exploded in a central area of ​​Saravena, in the department of Arauca, bordering Venezuela, leaving one dead and five injured.

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Source: Elcomercio

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