A unit of 11 soldiers were attacked by an ambush in a rural jungle area near Frontino, Columbia.
were killed and 5 were injured after their truck was attacked by
rebels, who use the forests for cover.
claim that the roadside bomb attack and ambush was carried out by the Gulf Clan,
a rebel gang in the area.
announced a new manhunt for Gulf Clan soldiers and members alike,
with bounties available for some more notable members.
on local soldiers and police is common in the areas around northern
Colombia, a police major and his driver were bombed last year, a dead
female police officer was found naked in the woods covered in blood
and semen, and several car bombs have exploded in the cities.
Gulf Clan specializes in drugs, illegal mining operations, human
trafficking, smuggling, gun running, and right wing para-militarism.
are considered a terrorist group by both America and Colombia and
their leader, who's been captured, is facing extradition to the US.