Seven killed in drug violence in NW Colombia

08:49, July 09, 2010      

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Seven people were killed in a northwestern Colombian department allegedly due to an infighting among drug traffickers, an official said on Thursday.

The victims were all members of a family traveling on a highway to attend a funeral in Uramita, Diana Maria Isaza, director of Uramita in Antioquia department, told Xinhua.

Isaza said at least 15 people traveling on two vehicles were intercepted by gunmen.

Antioquia government secretary, Andres Julian Rendon, said this was a "regrettable" killing among criminal cartels operating in the region.

Rendon told a local radio station that according to the police report, "everything leads to a revenge among criminal gangs."

Last Friday eight people were killed at a nightclub in the metropolitan area of Medellin, capital of Antioquia.

Police said the nightclub attack was carried out by drug cartels fighting for turf.

Source: Xinhua


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