‘ Thirteen Oil Workers and their Relatives Injured in Rebel Attack on Camp in Arauca ‘

#AceWorldNews – COLUMBIA (Arauca) – June 30 – Thirteen oil workers and their relatives have been injured in a rebel attack on a camp in the north-eastern Colombian state of Arauca.

Two home-made explosive devices were thrown into the camp operated by Occidental Petroleum in Cano Limon.

The army blamed the attack on the left-wing National Liberation Army (ELN).

Oil pipelines are frequently targeted by the rebels, but Colombia’s mining minister said it was the first time that a camp for workers had been hit.

The attack happened on Sunday afternoon as the workers and their relatives were getting ready to attend Mass.

One of the devices reportedly hit the television room and another the canteen.