The events occurred in rural area of the municipality of Algeciras, east of Huila.
Demining works in one of the most neuralgic areas of the department continues to yield positive results. This time, the joint actions of the High Mountain Battalion no. 9 and the Colombian Company of Mines allowed to find and destroy in a controlled manner two explosive devices.
The first action was developed in the village of El Kiosco, where an artifact of approximately 25 kilos, consisting of explosive, shrapnel and a command cable activation system, was found following security protocols.
The element had a destructive power of 50 meters and was hidden in the weeds near a road highly used by the peasants of the sector.
The second artifact was found in the Quebradón Sur village; this time, the death trap had been conditioned in a plastic container with 500 grams of explosive and shrapnel.
Both elements were destroyed by the Explosives and Demolitions Group (EXDE DELTA in Spanish), neutralizing the danger that it represented for the peasant community.