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Massacre in southwestern Colombia leaves at least four dead

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Institute for Development and Peace Studies of Colombia (Indepaz) reported Wednesday the death of four people in a massacre in the village of Mondomo, municipality of Santander de Quilichao, in the department of Cauca.

According to Indepaz this would be the fourth massacre registered in the department of Cauca in 2021 and the 36th since the arrival of Iván Duque to the presidency.

According to initial versions, five people were attacked by armed men at 7:30 PM on Wednesday night in the sector of the Cascabel village within Santander de Quilichao.

, Massacre in southwestern Colombia leaves at least four dead
According to social organizations, this would be the 26th massacre reported in Colombia so far in 2021. (Photo internet reproduction)

Three people died at the site and the fourth lost his life while being transported to the hospital from a health care center. The identity of the victims is unknown.

“Attention! Another massacre shakes Cauca, a few minutes ago 3 people were killed and another was wounded in the village of Cascabel, Mondomo municipality of Santander de Quilichao”, wrote Senator Feliciano Valencia, on his twitter account.

The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC), denounced that, on the night of Tuesday, April 6, indigenous leader and human rights defender Elías Trochez, was the victim of an attack in Timbio, Cauca.

Trochez alerted about the presence of strangers near his residence, who upon being discovered fled shooting at members of the community who tried to catch up with them.

Source: Telesur

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