Venezuela to combat invading Colombian paramilitaries

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm 

CARACAS, Nov. 4 – Venezuelan Vice President Ramon Carrizalez announced on Tuesday that his country will combat the " Colombian paramilitaries" crossing into its territory.

"If the paramilitaries of a country, cross the border, they must be denounced because they put on risk the region," Carrizalez, also Defense Ministry, said in a press conference.

Carrizalez said Venezuela will increase the number of soldiers at its border with Colombia, but he did not mention a number.

Carrizalez also added that the Venezuelan soldiers will act with strength to combat the problem at the border.

The killing of Venezuelan soldiers on its border with Colombia Monday has pushed anxiety among Venezuelans to the peak, Carrizalez said.

On Monday noon two agents of the Venezuelan National Guard (GNB) were killed in the border check point El Patoral, located between Urena and San Antonio town, 880 km to Caracas.

According to the agents of the Venezuelan Penal Scientific and Crime Investigations, the killers cross the checkpoint with motorbikes and shot their guns at a near distance of 9 and 45 millimeters.

Carrizalez said one Venezuelan has been detained and two guns seized in the case.

Venezuela and Colombia share 2,220 kilometers of border. (PNA/Xinhua) ALM

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