Monday, January 19, 2009

Colombia: Army unearth FARC antipersonnel mine factory

Xinhua reports the Colombian Army has announced it had found an antipersonnel mine factory operated by guerrillas in the northeastern region of Arauca, seizing a half ton of explosives and a number of devices.

Troops occupied the factory Saturday in the rural area of La Holanda, some 350 kilometers north of Bogota.

The factory allegedly belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the largest rebel group in the country. Some 124 "improvised explosive devices," 450 kilograms of explosives and 150 kilograms of shrapnel were found, Army sources said.
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