Bogota: Three assaults within the final 24 hours have left a minimum of 17 lifeless throughout Colombia in areas contested by drug traffickers, prison teams and dissidents of the demobilized FARC guerrillas, officers and native media reported on Saturday.
Separate assaults every reported leaving six folks lifeless passed off within the Colombian provinces of Narino and Cauca, whereas an additional 5 folks had been additionally reported killed in Arauca province.
“We don`t know if the lifeless type a part of a company or if they’re relations,” Common Nairo Martinez, commander of the Military`s Hercules Process Pressure, informed native Caracol Radio in reference to the killings in Narino.
President Ivan Duque lamented the deaths in a message by way of his Twitter account.
“We’re pained by the deaths attributable to the violence pushed by drug trafficking and terrorism,” he mentioned.
The assaults had been additionally condemned by Human Rights Watch Americas director Jose Miguel Vivanco.
“The safety scenario is deteriorating noticeably,” Vivanco mentioned by way of Twitter.
Eight folks had been shot lifeless by an unidentified armed group in a contested drug trafficking space in Narino province per week in the past.
One other 5 folks had been killed in an assault in a neighborhood within the east of the town of Cali on August 11.
Drug trafficking fuels Colombia`s decades-long inside battle, which has killed greater than 260,000 and displaced thousands and thousands.
The leftist guerrilla group the Nationwide Liberation Military, former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels who reject a 2016 peace deal, prison teams composed of former right-wing paramilitaries and medicines gangs are all concerned in trafficking.