Venezuela says 2 troops slain near Colombia border
Mon Nov 2, 7:02 pm ET
CARACAS, Venezuela – Two soldiers in Venezuela's National Guard have been shot to death near the border with Colombia.
State television says unidentified assailants gunned down the soldiers at a roadside checkpoint in the western state of Tachira. It says Monday's slayings were confirmed by the National Guard and police.
Phone calls to the National Guard's offices went unanswered. The guard is separate from Venezuela's army.
Colombian rebels, paramilitary groups and drug traffickers operate along the remote border.