Armed attack in Colombia leaves 3 Venezuelans, 2 Colombians dead

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-18 05:42:29|Editor: huaxia

BOGOTA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Three Venezuelans and two Colombians were killed in the municipality of Betania, Antioquia department, in northwestern Colombia, local authorities reported on Sunday.

Antioquia Governor Anibal Gaviria denounced the incident on Twitter and stated that he is organizing an investigation into the possible purpose behind the attack.

According to official reports, the homicide occurred on a coffee farm, where two armed men arrived and opened fire.

The head of the Antioquia Police, Colonel Daniel Mazo Cardona, said that the army and local authorities are working on identifying the perpetrators.

In Colombia, there have been at least 76 homicides of the type this year, according to data from the Institute for Development and Peace Studies. Enditem

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