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Blast kills two soldiers in Ecuador

The blast occurred near the San Miguel River, which serves as the natural boundary with Colombia.

world Updated: Feb 01, 2008 16:08 IST

Two Ecuadorian soldiers were killed and another was wounded when a bomb they were defusing exploded at a military base, Spain's EFE news agency reported on Friday.

The blast occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the Santa Cecilia military base near the San Miguel River, which serves as the natural boundary with Colombia.

An army patrol found several caches of explosives and military hardware apparently belonging to illegal Colombian armed groups, the defence ministry said.