An Ecuadorian Army patrol has repelled an attack while monitoring the sector of El Pan, near San Lorenzo, in Esmeraldas, as reported by the Armed Forces, in a bulletin released Saturday afternoon.
The aggression occurred at 12:30 on Saturday. A person has been arrested and handed over to the competent authorities. On January 27, the Police Command of San Lorenzo was dynamited with a car bomb.
The government attributed the attack to a dissident column of the FARC that tries to maintain control of drug trafficking in the area. After the attack, President Lenin Moreno decamed a State of Emergency.
The patrol attack at noon on Saturday was carried out as part of that state of emergency. (I)