3 soldiers, 1 guerrilla killed in clashes on Colombian election day
At least three soldiers and a guerrilla of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed in clashes in different parts of Colombia on Sunday, the day of presidential election, Xinhua reported.
One of the soldiers died in an attack by the FARC on a military patrol in the province of Meta in the central-east of the country, Interior Minister Fabio Valencia said.
A second soldier was killed while fighting the rebels in the province of Bolivar in the north of the country. The other soldier was killed in the rural area of Maicao near the border with Venezuela.
The guerrilla was killed in an area between the provinces of Tolima and Valle in the southwest of the country.
The authorities said the police also deactivated some explosives allegedly put by the FARC in four cars in different provinces and seized 333 home-made explosive devices across the country.
About 30 million of Colombian citizens voted on Sunday to choose a new president.