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A Marine was wounded after an attack with explosives and shots fired from Venezuela against the military in the border department of Arauca, the Ministry of Defense reported on Wednesday, March 27.
During surveillance operations on the Arauca river, Armada troops were attacked “by launching five improvised explosive devices and firing with firearms,” the ministry said in a statement.
Rear Admiral César Pineda, commander of the Naval Force of the East, assured the media that the fluvial control post “was harassed from the Venezuelan shore.”
According to authorities, the uniformed wounded “by shrapnel” received medical attention in a military unit in the area and is “stable”.
We still do not know about the authorship of the attack, but the Ministry of Defense said that at this time search operations are deployed, “to find those responsible.”
Colombia and Venezuela share 2,200 kilometers of porous border, in which illegal armed groups and contraband gangs operate.
Nicolás Maduro’s government definitively broke relations with Bogotá in February, following the failed essential aid step to Venezuela, in a US-led operation supported by Colombian President Iván Duque.
Source: La Prensa