In the municipality of Argelia, Cauca, the death of a farmer who fell into a minefield was recorded.
It turned out that the death of this farmer took place in the El Plateado district, a neuralgic area where FARC dissidents commit crimes.
This tragic event occurred despite the fact that the authorities have confirmed the destruction of more than 600 improvised explosives that have been planted in that area of Cauca.
It should be remembered that on November 5, 2023, the inhabitants of the area and neighboring residents of El Plateado pressured the troops of the National Army to leave the urban area.
After that event, the Military Forces reported that a troop was detained while leaving the site.
Hours later, the uniformed men created a rescue operation for that platoon, which had been held by FARC dissidents under the command of Iván Mordisco.
This operation allowed the release of the soldiers without causing confrontations with the illegal armed group.
“Everything that happened in El Plateado was a kidnapping, a kidnapping against all the public servants that we were in, carrying out our constitutional mission, carrying out demining tasks,” said Major Andrés Mahecha, commander of the group, at that time. of the Urban Special Forces of Colombia.