Colombia’s military says rebels from the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia — FARC — have ambushed a military unit and killed six soldiers.
A military spokesman says three rebels were killed in the return fire Saturday about 400 kilometers northwest of the capital, Bogota. That is about 250 miles.
Last month, the Colombian government says it killed more than 30 rebels in a bombing raid.
The rebels has been at war with the Colombian government since the 1960s. Their numbers have dwindled over the years, but some analysts estimate the group has as many as 9,000 fighters.
The rebels have been designated as a terrorist organization by Colombia, the United States and the European Union.