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12 Colombian rebels killed

Twelve leftist guerrillas have been killed in fighting with security forces in central Colombia, an official said.

world Updated: Jul 12, 2010 12:27 IST

Twelve leftist guerrillas have been killed in fighting with security forces in central Colombia, an official said.

The rebels belonged to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The fighting took place in Tolima province Sunday, said Gen. Freddy Padilla, armed forces chief. The rebels were responsible for the security of FARC chief Alfonso Cano.