FARC attack: 16 Colombian soldiers dead

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

ISCUANDÉ, Colombia — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-FARC attacked Colombian navy soldiers at the city of Iscuandé, Nariño in Colombia. 16 soldiers from the navy died in the attack and 25 were injured.

The attack started at 02:40 and finished at 05:20 yesterday February 1st. This was one of the most severe attacks made by the FARC in the last few years.

The navy soldier John Jaider Foronda described the attack to the Colombian Caracol Radio:"I was sleeping. It was 02:30 when we heard the cylinder exploding. It sounded like a bomb. It was at the house of my lieutenant. I got pieces of grenade in my leg and arm." audio.