Double massacre leaves six dead in southwestern Colombia

The alert about the presence and territorial control of armed groups in the area has generated an intensification of violence. Source: EFE

By: Bismark Claro

June 15, 2024 Time: 2:55 p.m.

The authorities are investigating the violent events recorded this Friday in the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca.

The Institute of Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz) of Colombia confirmed, on the digital network .


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One of the fatal attacks took place in the Nuevo Horizonte neighborhood of Florida, where three men were shot to death from a van on a public road. Authorities in the area report that two of the deceased had criminal records due to illegal possession of firearms and personal injuries.

Although the identity of the victims has not yet been revealed, Indepaz assured that the attackers belong to the Dagoberto Ramos Front of the EMC Western Bloc. In collaboration with the Attorney General’s Office, the National Police began an investigation to apprehend those responsible.

Meanwhile, the municipal capital of Miranda, Cauca, recorded a similar event, when armed men attacked three people without saying a word. Two of them, Jhonny Gómez González and Jhon Álvaro Sánchez, were street dwellers.

The community of southwestern Colombia is shocked by the occurrence of these acts. The alert about the presence and territorial control of armed groups in the area has generated an exacerbation of violence and insecurity among citizens.

In this context, the Ombudsman’s Office issued Early Warning AT 031/23, which insists on the worsening of the armed conflict in the south of Valle del Cauca and the north of Cauca. There is evidence of a growth in illegal armed groups, such as the Dagoberto Ramos Front and the Adán Izquierdo Company, along with the possible entry of the dissident EMC 57th Front.

According to the Colombian magazine Semana, the authorities of the region confirmed the validity of a curfew on the population by the Dagoberto Ramos structure, of the FARC dissidents. Therefore, anyone seen on the street outside of established hours became a military target.

Author: teleSUR – bcb – JCM

Source: Indepaz – Semana


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