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Sunday, April 29, 2012

French Journalist among 6 missing after Colombia attack which killed 4

(CNN) -- A leftist rebel group attacked soldiers destroying cocaine laboratories in southern Colombia, killing four people and leaving six others missing, including a French journalist, authorities said.

The attack by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as the FARC, took place in Caqueta province, the nation's defense ministry said Saturday.

A sergeant, two soldiers and a national police officer were killed, the ministry said. In addition to the journalist, four soldiers and a national police officer are missing.

The destruction of the cocaine laboratories was part of an operation against drug trafficking. The five laboratories destroyed had the capacity to produce two tons of cocaine per week, the ministry said.

In a separate incident, Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon on Friday condemned the rebel group's attacks in Caqueta, which left three civilians dead, one of them a baby.

He reported a major blow against the rebels in the northern part of the country. Read More