Violence Clashes broke out on Saturday near the border with Ecuador
FARC dissidents at a funeral in Colombia on November 3, 2022. — AFP
The violence of armed groups is once again tragically striking Colombia. Clashes between a splinter faction of the FARC guerrillas and another armed group killed 18 people in the south-west of the country, near the border with Ecuador, announcing Sunday the Colombian Ombudsman.
On Saturday, “18 men were killed in a confrontation between the self-styled “Comandos de la Frontera” and the “Carolina Ramírez” first front of FARC dissidents” by the public human rights monitoring body, without specifying whether they were civilian or military victims. Clashes broke out. in a rural area of the municipality from Puerto Guzmán, à some 60 kilometers from the Ecuadorian border. The Ombudsman further requested “The presence of the security forces and public prosecution in the area.
The forehead “Carolina Ramirez” belongs to; the largest faction that withdrew from the peace pact having disarmed the FARC in 2017, according to local press. The organization has had contact with representatives of President Gustavo Petro as part of a preliminary phase to peace talks and announced that it would reduce attacks on security forces; in order to achieve a bilateral ceasefire in Colombia.
The « Comandos of la Frontera” are they an armed group? who controls the drug trafficking routes in the jungle at the border with Ecuador.