Bogotá, Oct 9 (EFE) .- The Army and the Police are investigating the murder of four people in the municipality of Jamundí, in the department of Valle del Cauca (southwest), local authorities reported this Friday.
“Today Jamundí is in mourning. We are losing four lives and we are once again in the news because of the violence. The challenge is to bring more opportunities to the countryside so that these episodes of violence are not recurrent in our municipality,” the mayor said on Twitter from that municipality, Andrés Felipe Ramírez.
The victims are four men who were found with gunshot wounds in the mountainous area of the village (village) Mesetas, in the community (town) Comuneros.
“Honorable citizens, we have information of an alleged situation of public order where apparently 4 people lose their lives in rural areas. We are confirming the information received, apparently it was in the village of La Meseta, community community,” said the mayor of Jamundí hours before .
In the area where the crime occurred, there is a presence of the FARC dissidents, common criminal gangs and drug traffickers.
At least 42 massacres have been perpetrated this year in Colombia, along with the murder of 48 social leaders and human rights defenders, including nine from ethnic communities and five women.
This is clear from the latest report by the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to the Security Council on the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, which states that “despite a decrease in national homicide rates in the first semester, violence in the regions most affected by the conflict has continued. ”
“The Report refers to 42 verified cases (of massacres) by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) so far this year and another 13 in the process of verification,” adds the document published last October 1st.
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