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At least nine FARC rebels killed in Colombia

File photo of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels maning a check-point in the southern department of CaquetaAt least nine Marxist FARC rebels were killed in a clash with Colombia’s military even as peace talks are held between the two sides in Cuba, the army said. The military operation took place in the northern town of Tame, near the border with Venezuela. “At least nine FARC guerrillas were killed in a joint operation between the air force and army, based on preliminary information,” an army spokeswoman in Bogota said. Rebels managed to fire on a military helicopter but did not shoot it down, she added.