4 killed in rebel's raid in northwestern Colombia

09:05, July 02, 2010      

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At least four people were killed and three others were injured, during rebel's raid in a rural zone of Cordoba department, northwest of the country, officials said on Thursday.

Mayor of Montelibano municipality Jose Nader told Xinhua on Thursday that the event occurred on Tuesday in "Los Cordobas" house, few kilometers from his locality.

"Armed men entered in that community during a soccer match, and asked them whether they belonged to Los Paisas group (a criminal band formed by demobilized paramilitaries)," Nader said.

Nader added that a boy of 14 years old was killed, while another of 16 years old was injured.

The preliminary investigations said that "apparently the authors were the 'Las Aguilas Negras (Black Eagles)'," which is a band of former paramilitaries who fight against other groups for the drug routes.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Cordoba was the center of many massacres and collective murders, due to the presence and control on the territory of paramilitary groups.

Between 2002 and 2006 these paramilitary groups negotiated with President Alvaro Uribe a demobilization plan, however many of them returned to the armed activities and formed new drug trafficking groups.

Source: Xinhua


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