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Saturday, January 28, 2023

At least nine dead in violent incidents in Colombia



According to the authorities, at least nine prisoners have died in two attacks by armed people in Colombia in the past few hours.

Five people died in an attack by armed people on a house in the municipality of La Unión in the department of Valle del Cauca in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“We have confirmed that some individuals have murdered five people who were talking in a home and we are checking the status of five other people who were injured. We are already investigating with the departmental authorities, between today and tomorrow we will have an extraordinary security council,” said the mayor of La Unión, William Palomino, to the public broadcaster RNC.

The authorities are already investigating the motives and perpetrators of the massacre. The injured are being treated at La Unión Hospital.

On the other hand, in Barbacoas, Nariño state, four people died and two others were injured when people with long-range weapons fired on several people who were in an indoor swimming pool.

Barbacoas Mayor Adam Rincón has reported that a Security Council has been convened to take action following this violent event. “With the presence of the police, army, navy and the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) to clarify the facts, we are confirming the identities and apparently the deceased are members of the Awá community,” Rincón pointed out.

Nariño Government Secretary Amilcar Pantoja has reiterated that “these events reflect the Nariño department’s urgent need for total peace and the commitment of this new government to finding a coordinated and negotiated solution to these difficulties”. .

Pantoja has highlighted the situation of violence that the area is experiencing, with massive evictions, threats and now these new killings.


Source europapress.es

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