- Latest atrocity at Mapiripán may be linked to drug trafficking
- Former guerrillas and paramilitaries operate in area
Six people have been killed in a remote Colombian town notorious as the site of one of the worst massacres of the country’s civil war, stoking fears that the brutal violence of the past has returned.
President Iván Duque tweeted confirmation of the massacre which took place in Mapiripán, in Colombia’s eastern plains on Monday night. Initial reports say one minor was among those murdered.