Eight soldiers were wounded Tuesday when an explosive device was launched at them by unknown persons in the northeastern Colombian province of Arauca, military officials told Efe.
The incident occurred at 7:30 a.m. when the soldiers were taking part in a troop movement in the area between the municipalities of Fortul and Saravena, known for a strong presence of ELN guerrillas and a smaller concentration of the FARC.
During the troop movement, the soldiers were hit by a homemade bomb.
As a result of the attack, one of the soldiers was admitted in critical condition to San Vicente de Paul Hospital in Arauca city, the provincial capital, where four other soldiers are receiving medical care, while the remaining three have been released.
The attack came on the same day that the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and the Colombian government resumed their peace talks in Havana.