Ten Colombian soldiers die in FARC attack despite ceasefire

April 15, 2015 1:29 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Ten Colombian soldiers were killed by FARC rebels in southwestern Cauca province on Wednesday, the military said, despite a four-month-old unilateral ceasefire declared by the group amid peace talks with the government.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have been in peace negotiations with the government for more than two years. The group declared the ceasefire in December and last week President Juan Manuel Santos extended a halt to bombing raids in recognition of their compliance.

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