Colombia: Attack on infrastructure leaves Buenaventura without electricity

Posted on June 2, 2015 • Filed under: Colombia, FARC

Some 400,000 people are without electricity after the rebels’ first attack since ending their unilateral cease-fire. An attack on infrastructure carried out Sunday by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, has left Colombia’s main Pacific port city without electricity, the Colombian Military Forces reported. The FARC used explosives to knock out a transmission tower in a rural part of the country, cutting off electricity to the city of Buenaventura in the southwest of the country, leaving 400,000 people without power. Colombia’s minister of defense, Juan Carlos Pinzon, said the attack was an act of “terrorism.” Read Article

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