The foreign Ministry of Colombia announced the capture of Colombian nationals by Venezuelan military

© Flickr / Tijs ZwinkelsВид in Bogota. The Republic Of Colombia. Archival photoThe foreign Ministry of Colombia announced the capture of Colombian nationals by Venezuelan military© Flickr / Tijs Zwinkels

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Colombia, said Friday of the alleged violation of Venezuelan military border along the Orinoco river and the capture of several Colombian citizens.

«The government of Colombia through the Ministry of foreign Affairs informs that on 13 September 2018 received information according to which in sector of Islands Maipures (Columbia), in the municipality of Cumaribo (Department of Vichada), could have caused a RAID on the island, which is the Colombian territory, about 20 armed members of the national Bolivarian guard who would attack our citizens and to detain three of them», — stated in the message Department.

According to the Agency, now they are assisted by the staff of the Consulate of Colombia in the Venezuelan city of Puerto Ayacucho.

The Colombian government checks this information and in case of confirmation promises to take appropriate diplomatic steps to protect the interests of Colombia, said the foreign Minister.

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