At least nine dead in a new massacre in southern Colombia

According to Colombian media, at least nine people were killed this Monday in a new massacre in the Colombian department of Huila in the south of the country.

The incident would have taken place at the Palmira farm in the village of Quebradón Sur, Algericas parish, Huila, and it would be the third massacre in this area that the Institute for Development and Peace Research (Indepaz) has denounced. .

The Colombian Army has traveled to the place where it has confirmed that there are nine bodies, eight men and one woman.

At least nine dead in a new massacre in southern Colombia
At least nine dead in a new massacre in southern Colombia

One of the local authorities in Algeria, Gelvi Esther Cabrera, said they received a call from Quebrada Sur this Monday at 7:00 am (local time) because the neighbors were “many shots at the farm of the.” Barrera family had heard “, but that they had not come to the place because” they were afraid “, collects” El Tiempo “.

No further details of the incident are currently known, neither about the origin of the victims nor about the possible causes of the attack.

Indepaz has also reported that 41 massacres have been reported so far this year, in which a total of 158 people were killed as of Monday.

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