1 Soldier Killed in Attack by ELN Guerrillas in Colombia

Published February 20, 2021

1 Soldier Killed in Attack by ELN Guerrillas in Colombia

1 soldier was killed and three others injured in an attack by ELN guerrillas on February 18 in Arauca, Colombia.

On Thursday February 18, clashes broke out between government soldiers from the Puerto Jordán battalion and guerrillas from the Domingo Laín Sáenz War Front, in Arauquita commune, Arauca department. These clashes erupted when guerrilla fighters attacked a military installation and surprised a government army patrol.

One soldier died and three others were injured. In addition, the army had deployed helicopter gunships which were targeted by the guerrillas.