Thanks to military control operations, an antipersonnel mine was destroyed in the village of Quiebra del Abejorro, preventing civilians from being affected.
In the village Quiebra del Abejorro, jurisdiction of the municipality of Samaná, the troops of the Demining Battalion no. 3 and the Ayacucho Battalion, assigned to the Eighth Brigade of the Army, destroyed an antipersonnel mine.
This new result is an example of the constant implementation of military registration and control operations in the East of Caldas, where the Multimission Heroes have been carefully carrying out humanitarian demining work. In this case, they destroyed a homemade antipersonnel mine wrapped in a plastic container, which was operated by a pressure activation system.
The artifact was safely deactivated by anti-explosive experts from the Army, who, following national standards and operational procedures, ensured the safety of the mission and proper humanitarian assistance to the rural community.
The Commander of the Ayacucho Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Juan Carlos Chaparro Chaparro, highlighted the demining process conducted in Caldas and expressed: in the East, we are focused on providing security to the unit that is carrying out the Humanitarian Demining process; we also support the non-technical studies units, which have contact with the civilian population to obtain information, in order to establish the places where more antipersonnel mines may be planted.
Finally, the high officer said: The Demining Battalion fulfills a comprehensive task, and even invites us to visit the areas after being cleared or being declared as a zone free of mines and artifacts. This intends to integrate the Ayacucho Battalion through support and development campaigns aimed at the civilian population and