FARC attacks bridge in southwestern Colombia

Posted on Apr 15 2014 - 9:05am by TNN

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Colombia News – The FARC -Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – allegedly attacked a bridge in the southwestern state of Cauca on Tuesday, the second attack on Pan-American highway this month reported Colombian media.

The latest attack on the Pan-American highway reportedly took place on a bridge connecting the southern Cauca towns Mojarra and Bordo, reported W Radio. No injuries were reported.

The Pan-American highway connects much of South America via road from north to south.

A preliminary report from authorities said that only the asphalt had been damaged but contractors had already been sent into the area to assess and fix the damage, reported Caracol news.

Earlier this month the FARC, the oldest and largest rebel group active in Colombia, allegedly attacked another portion of the highway in Cauca between the towns of Mondomo and Santander de Quilichao in the north of the state.

The FARC allegedly used 220 pounds of explosives to blow up a large chunk of the highway during the first attack. The road was reportedly fixed a week later and is now guarded by security forces, reported Caracol.

The newest attack comes during Colombia’s easter week when thousands of Colombians will take to the road during their holiday vacations.

The FARC is currently engaged in peace talks with the Colombian government in Cuba aimed at ending the 50 year conflict.

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