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11 Aug 2019 | 10:29 PM UTC

Colombia: Suspected ex-FARC dissidents kill two in Cauca department August 10

Colombia News Alert

Suspected ex-FARC dissidents kill two people and wound five others in attack in Cauca department August 10; similar attacks likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/13/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Bogota). COUNTRY/REGION Cauca

Event

Suspected ex-FARC dissidents killed two members of a local, indigenous guard and wounded five others in an attack in a rural area between Caloto and Toribío municipalities (Cauca department) on Saturday, August 10.

Similar militant attacks are possible in Cauca department over the near term.

Context

A peace deal between FARC leadership and the Colombian government was ratified by the Colombian Congress in November 2016, officially ending an armed conflict that killed more than 260,000 people over five decades. However, some dissident ex-FARC militants remain active, notably in the Colombian-Ecuadorian border region.

Advice

Individuals in or planning travel to Colombia are advised to keep abreast of the situation. Due to the presence of a number of armed groups - including drug cartels, right-wing militias, local gangs, the ELN guerrilla group, and ex-FARC dissidents - some Western governments advise against travel to various regions of the country, most notably most border areas on the frontiers with Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Panama.

 

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