Colombian – Ecuadorian Border: Shootout Leaves Young Ecuadorian Dead, Soldier Wounded

According to a young Ecuadorian was willed and an Ecuadorian soldier wounded during a confrontation between the Ecuadorian military and a group of FARC guerillas located on the Colombian side of the San Miguel River. Officials say the confrontation occurred last Thursday, August 11th while a military patrol was performing control operations along the Ecuadorian banks of San Miguel. Officials add the patrol was ambushed by guerillas on the Colombian banks with machine guns, rifles, and grenades as they were moving empty fuel tanks down the river. During the attack, officials say a soldier was seriously wounded and the Women Federation of Sucumbios says a 16 year-old teenager died in the shooting, while hiding in his home. The NGO says the shootout lasted 15 minutes and the mother of the youth reported his death to the local police station.Read Article

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