A pipeline owned by Canadian oil company Gran Tierra Energy in southern Colombia was damaged on Friday by a bomb blast triggered by an unidentified armed group, an attack that caused a fire and oil spill, a senior military chief said.
The attack took place in the rural area of Villagarzon, in southern Putumayo near the border with Ecuador. The pipeline is used to transport oil from the Costayaco 11 oil well, army General Cesar Augusto Parra told Reuters.
“There was criminal activity against Gran Tierra Energy. A line transporting crude was affected. The fire was extinguished and we are working to find the authors of this act,” Parra said without identifying the armed group.