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At least 13 die in two massacres in Colombia: Officials


At least 13 individuals died in two massacres in completely different elements of Colombia, authorities there stated Sunday.

The killings happened in Antioquia division in the northwest and Cauca in the southwest, areas hit laborious by violence this 12 months.

Since January, Colombia has suffered dozens of massacres — outlined as assaults in which at least three individuals die — making 2020 the worst 12 months because the signing in 2016 of a peace settlement with the previous guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

In the Antioquia city of Betania, 5 espresso growers and three different individuals had been killed in an in a single day assault at a farm, the authorities stated.

Some “10 heavily armed men… entered a dormitory at the Gabriela farm” and “fired indiscriminately,” Betania mayor Carlos Villada instructed AFP.

The killings had been believed to be linked to drug trafficking.

Meantime, in the small city of Argelia in Cauca division, at least 5 individuals died and two had been wounded in assaults by the identical man in a pool corridor, a bar and a discotheque.

Other latest assaults have additionally focused nightspots.

Leftist rebels of the National Liberation Army (ELN); dissident members of FARC, the guerrilla group that turned a political celebration with the 2016 peace accord; and narco-traffickers have clashed in the realm over revenues from drug trafficking and unlawful mining.

Cauca lies alongside a trafficking route linking Central America to the US.

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