Rebel group FARC reportedly killed 10 soldiers in the southwest of Colombia on Wednesday. Local media said the deadly combat followed a rebel attack, which would be a violent breach of a unilateral ceasefire called by the guerrillas in December.
The combat took place around midnight in Buenos Aires, a municipality in the troubled southwestern Cauca state and only a few miles south of Colombia’s third largest city, Cali.
According to Caracol Radio, the soldiers were ambushed by FARC rebels belonging to the Miller Perdomo fighters unit who killed 10 and injured at least six.
Three of the injured would be in critical condition.