Attack leaves at least six soldiers dead in Colombia | News

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The commander of the Seventh Division of the Colombian Army, General Juvenal Díaz, reported this Wednesday on the death of at least six soldiers, as well as three missing after an attack in the middle of an operation against the Clan del Golfo drug trafficking group in the Frontino municipality. , Antioch’s Department.

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Juvenal Díaz also reported on eight wounded soldiers, while another suffered an amputation of his lower extremity and three are reported missing; At the same time, he asserted that the wounded are being treated but they need to be transferred to health centers with better technical conditions.

According to the reports, the fatalities responded to the names of Juan Daniel Lozano Oviedo, Kevin Luis Altamiranda Cantero, Héctor Fabio Buelvas Ospina, Edwar Fernando Agudelo Castaño, Emir Esli Baldovino Zabaleta and Yonaiker Cordero Rivera.

The teleSUR correspondent, Hernán Tobar, stated that violence continues to worsen in the country, a humanitarian situation that is complicated by the first presidential round, which will take place on May 29.

For its part, the Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (Indepaz) points out that so far this year in Colombia, 58 social leaders and 16 ex-combatants have been assassinated, as well as the perpetration of 33 massacres.

Based on the figures offered by Indepaz, they estimate that every day and a half a social leader is assassinated in the country, which sets off alarms in the communities that ask President Iván Duque to offer guarantees to be able to carry out his work.

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