Colombia: 7 men found dead in Putumayo area

Colombia: 7 men found dead in Putumayo area

The Colombian Army reported this Wednesday that seven dead people were found in the Putumayo department.

The commander of Joint Command 3, Major General Edgar Alberto Rodríguez, said that the 7 victims were men, adding that they are believed to have been killed by what he called “residual groups” of the FARC. The incident occurred when the group was at a party, in the indigenous sector of Bellavista of the Puerto Leguizamo municipality, on the border with Ecuador and Peru.

Rodríguez affirmed that none of the victims belonged to indigenous groups and added that they were members of another group of dissidents.

For its part, in a release, the Association of Traditional Authorities and Councils of Indigenous Peoples of the Leguizamo municipality and Alto Resguardo Predio Putumayo (Acilapp) warned about the fact, which it classifies as a massacre. According to this association, the massacre occurred on December 25 and caused the displacement of at least 35 indigenous families in the area.

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