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Ecuador soldier killed in clashes on Colombian border
One army officer from Ecuador has died and a soldier has been injured in clashes with an armed group near the Colombian border.
Five Colombian rebels also died in the fighting.
Local media said it was likely that the rebels mistook the Ecuadorean soldiers for a Colombian army patrol and attacked them.
The gunmen are believed to be from Colombia's largest guerrilla movement, the Farc.
"We are outraged", said Ecuador's Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patino. "The Colombian government must reinforce the border to prevent illegal armed groups from entering our country."
The minister also warned Colombian rebels that Ecuador would be relentless in the defence of its territory.
For his part, the head of Ecuador's armed forces, General Leonardo Barreiro, said the soldiers had been on patrol in the region of Sucumbios when the…