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05 Nov 2018 | 02:45 PM UTC

Venezuela: ELN attacks Venezuelan soldiers in Amazonas Nov. 4

Venezuela News Alert

Members of Colombian armed group ELN attack Venezuelan National Guard soldiers in Amazonas state November 4

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2018, 12:30 AM until 11/6/2018, 12:29 AM (America/Caracas). COUNTRY/REGION Amazonas

Event

According to the Venezuelan government, members of a Colombian paramilitary group, ostensibly the ELN (Ejército de Liberación Nacional), attacked Venezuelan National Guard soldiers in Amazonas state (south) on Sunday, November 4. Four soldiers were reportedly killed and other 12 injured. The assault occurred after Venezuelan forces captured nine Colombian paramilitary members.

Context

The ELN is present in mining areas of the Venezuelan states of Amazonas and Bolívar, as well as in various regions of Colombia.

Advice

Various foreign governments advise against travel to areas along the Colombian-Venezuelan borders due to the presence of various armed groups and associated violence.

 

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