Three members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) died and a dozen of them were wounded, including two officers, in an attack perpetrated this Sunday by a paramilitary group in the border state of Amazonas, in the south of the country, informed the People’s Power Minister for Defense, General in Chief Vladimir Padrino López.

The military authority denounced, through his Twitter account @ vladimirpadrino, that the infamous crime arose in retaliation after the capture of nine Colombian paramilitaries, who had war weapons and consequently were ordered by the Public Ministry.

Officials of the GNB, one of the four components of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), carried out operations to safeguard the border to ensure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, after processing the intelligence information about the presence of paramilitary groups in the Amazonas state.

The Minister of Defense informed that the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the FANB, Nicolás Maduro Moros, instructed the Operational Strategic Command of the military institution to continue its tireless effort in the expulsion of any armed group that operates in Venezuelan territory and thus, guarantee peace in all the spaces of the nation.

“We will spare no effort in this task. Venezuela is the victim of more than 60 years of war in Colombia, a country that has failed to guarantee peace in its territory. We sympathize with the families of our soldiers who fulfilled in the field of honor, their sacrifice revives our fighting spirit. There will be justice!”, complemented the General in Chief in the social network.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela