Colombia's Military Kills 18 Insurgents

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Colombia's military says air and ground assaults on two rebel camps have killed 18 insurgents and captured 13. An attack by guerrillas a few hours earlier killed a soldier and a teenage girl elsewhere in the country.

The Defense Ministry says the camps of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were struck early Friday in a rural area 112 miles south of Bogota.

It says the raids were part of an operation seeking guerrillas blamed for the Dec. 21 slaying of the Caqueta state governor.

Officials say just minutes before the new year began, a soldier and a 14-year-old girl died and two people were wounded when rebels attacked a boardinghouse 164 miles southwest of Bogota.