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Colombian rebels kill 7 soldiers, pressure on talks grows
By REUTERS
02/14/2013
OGOTA - Colombia's FARC rebels killed seven soldiers and injured five in combat on Wednesday, the military said, in the worst blow against security forces since peace talks began late last year.

An unidentified number of the rebels were also killed in the fighting in southern Caqueta province, the military said in a statement.

Violence has intensified in recent weeks as the FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, steps up pressure on the government while the two sides seek a negotiated end to five decades of war in talks in Cuba.
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