Army kills 11 drug traffickers in Colombia

September 8th, 2008 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS  

Bogota, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 11 drug traffickers were killed Sunday in an operation carried out by the army in Colombia’s southwestern province of Cauca, Spain’s EFE news agency reported.The incident took place when soldiers opened fire after members of a drug trafficking gang attacked them in rural Argelia, some 700 km southwest of Bogota, the army said in a statement.

Officials said all the victims were members of the notorious Los Rastrojos gang.

Eleven rifles, 13 bulletproof jackets and ammunition were seized in the operation.

No further details were immediately avaliable.

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