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Ten more Colombian soldiers fatally ambushed

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Another ten Colombian soldiers have been killed in a rebel ambush, this time in the eastern province of Arauca.

It was the second such attack in two days.  On Friday, a similar ambush left 10 soldiers dead in the southern province of Narino, close to Colombia’s border with Ecuador.

The army blamed both attacks on the leftist FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia).

The army command said that this latest attack took place in a the rural part of Tame municipality, about 320km (200 miles) northeast of the capital Bogota and close to the  border of Venezuela.

Although severely weakened by a military offensive launched 10 years ago, the Marxist-inspired FARC retains the ability to mount classic guerrilla hit-and-run attacks, aided by cash raised through  involvement in the illegal drug  trade as well as Colombia’s thick jungles.

On 30 October, Colombians will be voting in regional elections.  Insurgent movements often stage operations aimed at disrupting elections in which they are not participating.