BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombian air and ground forces attacked a guerrilla encampment near the border with Ecuador, killing 14 rebels in the latest of a series of punishing military operations, military officials said. Colombian air forces first bombed the camp, then followed with an assault by elite helicopter-borne infantry, the officials said. General Jairo Antonio Herazo, head of the Pacific Joint Command, told a news conference Monday that ground troops recovered the bodies of 14 guerrillas in the operation near the town of Ipiales in southeastern Narino province. He said two minors, one of whom was an Ecuadoran, were wounded in the attack and given medical treatment. Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said the attack was a significant blow to a rebel unit that has raised the most money for the FARC through drug trafficking, and also runs a clandestine radio station. It was the latest in a series of high profile military offensives against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) since President Juan Manuel Santos took office in August. Eighteen guerrillas were reported killed in an attack September 19 near the border town of San Miguel. And on September 22, the FARCs top military commander, Jorge Briceno Suarez, also known as Mono Jojoy, was killed in an attack on a FARC base in central Meta province. The latest strike comes just before a meeting in Quito November 18 between the two countries foreign and defense ministers. Colombias relations with Ecuador have been strained since a March 2008 cross-border raid that killed the FARCs number two, Raul Reyes. But they have been on the mend under Santos. In other developments, four police officers were killed and two wounded in an ambush Monday by suspected FARC rebels in the southeastern province of Valle de Cauca, police said. An apparent round of score settling among rival drug traffickers claimed the lives of 11 people Monday in northern Colombia. Six people were killed in the town of Montelibano in the northeastern province of Cordoba, and five others in the city of Barranquilla after gunmen burst into a party looking for one of the guests, authorities said.ilitary kills 14 rebels BOGOTA (AFP) - Colombian air and ground forces attacked a guerrilla encampment near the border with Ecuador, killing 14 rebels in the latest of a series of punishing military operations, military officials said. Colombian air forces first bombed the camp, then followed with an assault by elite helicopter-borne infantry, the officials said. General Jairo Antonio Herazo, head of the Pacific Joint Command, told a news conference Monday that ground troops recovered the bodies of 14 guerrillas in the operation near the town of Ipiales in southeastern Narino province. He said two minors, one of whom was an Ecuadoran, were wounded in the attack and given medical treatment. Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said the attack was a significant blow to a rebel unit that has raised the most money for the FARC through drug trafficking, and also runs a clandestine radio station. It was the latest in a series of high profile military offensives against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) since President Juan Manuel Santos took office in August. Eighteen guerrillas were reported killed in an attack September 19 near the border town of San Miguel. And on September 22, the FARCs top military commander, Jorge Briceno Suarez, also known as Mono Jojoy, was killed in an attack on a FARC base in central Meta province. The latest strike comes just before a meeting in Quito November 18 between the two countries foreign and defense ministers. Colombias relations with Ecuador have been strained since a March 2008 cross-border raid that killed the FARCs number two, Raul Reyes. But they have been on the mend under Santos. In other developments, four police officers were killed and two wounded in an ambush Monday by suspected FARC rebels in the southeastern province of Valle de Cauca, police said. An apparent round of score settling among rival drug traffickers claimed the lives of 11 people Monday in northern Colombia. Six people were killed in the town of Montelibano in the northeastern province of Cordoba, and five others in the city of Barranquilla after gunmen burst into a party looking for one of the guests, authorities said.