Colombian army says 6 soldiers killed in IED attack in Antioquia department

At least six Colombian soldiers have been killed in a bombing in the country’s northwest, the army said, attributing the attack to accused drug traffickers who are active in the area.

Another five soldiers were injured and one remains missing after the attack, which took place around midnight Tuesday in the Antioquia department and was blamed on the Gulf Clan cartel.

General Juvenal Diaz told Blu Radio that the group was responsible for Tuesday’s attack, in which “an improvised explosive device” was detonated as a military vehicle was passing.

Authorities said that the Antioquia department is a main corridor for the transportation of cocaine from Colombia’s Pacific coast towards Panama and the US.

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Source: Al Jazeera