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Guerillas Reportedly Attack Border Post

February 26, 1987

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) _ Soldiers drove back a guerrilla assault on an army post on the river that divides Venezuela from Colombia, local newspapers reported.

The reports said about 30 armed men identified as Colombian guerrillas attacked the post on Guardulio Island in the Arauca River in southwestern Venezuela.

The papers quoted unidentified army sources in the area as saying the attackers were driven off two hours later, and the soldiers suffered no casualties in the Tuesday morning clash.

Defense Minister Jose Rafael Cardozo later denied that the post was attacked, but said a group of ″irregulars″ had clashed with the Venezuelan army on the island, 360 miles southwest of Caracas.

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