• Six farmers were killed and 20 wounded in south-western region of Tumaco
  • Authorities initially blamed dissident Farc guerrillas for violence

Colombia’s police force has suspended four officers who fired into a crowd of protesters in a confused incident that left at least six farmers dead and 20 others wounded in the south-western region of Tumaco.

The move comes a day after police in the area fired into the air and launched stun grenades against a humanitarian commission made up of human rights activists and local journalists as they attempted to reach the remote site of the killings.

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