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Venezuelan Armed Forces dismantle explosive devices

Venezuela, ejército, hallazgo, explosivos
Caracas, Apr 5 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) have located and destroyed explosive devices installed by irregular forces from Colombia in Apure state, the military high command reported on Tuesday.

On his Twitter account, Domingo Hernandez, Operational Strategic Commander of the FANB, warned about the danger that poses to civilian population the use of these devices by the so-called Colombian Armed Drug Trafficking Terrorists (TANCOL).

Recently, the high military chief denounced that a farmer in Apure state lost one of his lower limbs, after a mine planted by these paramilitary groups exploded.

Since early 2022, rapid action units of the Venezuelan Armed Forces intensified patrolling actions in the cross-border axis of the southwestern demarcation, in order to neutralize these criminal gangs and dismantle illegal camps used as their operational bases.

According to the military high command, more than 10,000 FANB troops remain deployed in Apure, to guarantee Venezuela’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.