Five Colombian soldiers killed in presumed ELN rebel attack

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Five soldiers were killed and 10 others injured in an attack by presumed ELN rebels near the border with Venezuela, the head of the Colombian army said Tuesday. Army General Ricardo Gomez, who gave the toll, told W Radio station that the soldiers were on highway security duty in the department of Norte de Santander, when they were hit by an attack using explosives.

Peace talks between the government and the ELN guerrillas have been suspended since January.

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