Four Colombian soldiers killed in 'retaliation' for drug lord's arrest: army

Handout picture released on October 23, 2021 by the Colombian Army press office showing a Colombian soldier escorting Colombia's most-wanted drug lord and head of the Gulf Clan, Dairo Antonio Usuga (R) -alias 'Otoniel'- after his capture, in Bogota. PHOTO/AFP 

What you need to know:

  • Bogota is now working towards extraditing the country's most-wanted drug trafficker to the United States, where the 50-year-old has been indicted on trafficking charges.

Four Colombian soldiers died and three were wounded in attacks which the army said Tuesday were executed by the Gulf Clan drug gang in retaliation for the weekend arrest of its leader.


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