However, early on August 8, the command opened fire against Ecuadorean troops, who repelled the attack. During their escape, the group killed 28-year-old Lieutenant Diego Maldonado, and wounded Soldier Raúl Montachana, while five “members of the illegal group were killed,” the officer said. An Ecuadorean Armed Forces contingent of 8,000 men operate along the 700 km-border with Colombia, composed mainly of jungle and riverine areas, where controls were reinforced following Lieutenant Maldonado’s death. The conflict was one of the deadliest involving the Ecuadorean Army in recent years, and resulted in a wounded officer and two illegal members captured in Puerto Mestanza village, Sucumbíos province (northeast), on the border with the Colombian department of Putumayo, according to authorities. We must “insist on our request to the Colombian government to reinforce their presence on the border. We are aware that they are making an effort, but these facts indicate that these attempts are not enough,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Ricardo Patiño told the press, along with Minister of Defense María Fernanda Espinosa and military commanders. Communist FARC guerrillas and armed groups that emerged after extreme right paramilitaries were demobilized, operate in the area, as well as drug traffickers, and fuel and weapons smugglers. The confrontation took place on August 7, after Ecuadorean Military patrols in the area detected an armed group that surrounded them in order to force their surrender, according to Leonardo Barreiro, Armed Forces Joint Command chief. By Dialogo August 12, 2013 An Ecuadorean Soldier and five members of a Colombian illegal force were killed on August 8 during a confrontation on the border, urging a call by the government for Bogota to reinforce military control in the area.
The first Sarajevo edition of the street basketball tournament “Pan 3 on 3” will start on July 20,within the event “Summer in the Park – Hastahana”, and this tournament will gather a total of 22 teams from all over BiH.The first place will win a cash prize in the amount of 1,500 BAM, the second-place will get 500 BAM, and winners in 3-point shots will receive 300 BAM.Participants and audience can expect most of the excitement on Sunday, when the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals of “Pan 3 on 3” street basket tournament are planned.Pan also provided interesting prizes for fans who are invited to come and follow the competition of 22 teams in the street basketball.The first “Pan 3 on 3” street basketball tournament in Sarajevo will be played on the renovated basketball court in Hastahana Park. The reconstruction of this terrain was implemented through the cooperation of Municipality Center and the company Carlsberg BH, sponsor of the event “Summer in the Park – Hastahana”. This company is continuously investing in the development of sports and sports infrastructure in local communities all over BiH.(Source: klix.ba)