Four FARC rebels killed in Colombia
Fighting between Colombian soldiers and the rebels of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has left four guerrillas dead, officials say, Press TV reported.
An unnamed army spokesman told AFP on Saturday that the clashes broke out when soldiers on patrol in the Meta department came upon a FARC encampment.
Four of the rebels were killed and the rest of the group abandoned the camp and fled.
Soldiers recovered about a dozen guns and a laptop computer, according to the spokesman.
The jungle-based rebel group that was founded in 1964 is believed to be made up of between 7,000 and 10,000 fighters.
The movement holds 22 police and soldiers as hostages and wants to exchange these "political prisoners" for around 500 jailed FARC rebels.