At least seven people were killed on Sunday (28) in two massacres in the country’s Colombian department of Nariño in the southwest.
The first incident occurred early in the local morning in the municipality of Cumbal, in the south of the department, resulting in three community members’ deaths.
The victims are Adriana del Rocío Guerrero Tarapuez, former land judge of the Panán Reserve, her partner Stalin Emilson Calpa Tupue, and another community member, Diego Armando España, as confirmed by the Indigenous Authorities Movement of Colombia (AICO).
The second incident occurred in the community of Olaya Herrera, near the Pacific coast, where the bodies of four people, not yet identified, were found.
According to “Radio Caracol,” human rights activist Nelly Salas confirmed that this is the fifth massacre this year in the department.
Salas has condemned these acts of violence and called to respond to the call of Colombian President Gustavo Petro for multilateral disarmament.