A farmer leader of the Common Alternative Revolutionary Force (FARC) was “seriously injured” after he was shot several times by “hooded subjects” in the municipality of Buga in the Valle del Cauca department in eastern Colombia.
The political party that emerged from the extinct FARC guerrilla group reported on Tuesday the event, which took place on Monday at around 6:00 p.m. local time when peasant leader Uriel Molina returned home after work.
“People with a hood” shot at Molina, who suffered “three bullet wounds from the abdomen and legs,” the FARC said. He was taken to a Buga hospital and then to a Cali clinic “where he was operated on this morning (Tuesday) with a reserved prognosis”.
“We are asking the (Iván) Duque government for a life guarantee for our militancy,” the FARC said in a statement. Since the peace agreement was signed in 2016, more than 200 former guerrillas and numerous social leaders have been killed.
Since the FARC gave up arms, Colombia has experienced a wave of violence, mainly due to the struggle between rival groups to conquer the former territories and businesses of the extinct guerrillas.