Guerrillas handed in weapons as part of peace deal with Colombian government but have long feared assassinations, as they prepare to take seats in Congress

A criminal gang is offering bounties of $1m to assassins who kill leaders from Colombia’s Farc rebel group, a lawyer for the guerrillas said on Tuesday, as the group prepares to take seats in Congress as part of a peace deal.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, fought the government for more than half a century but handed in its weapons as part of the deal, negotiated during more than four years of talks in Cuba.

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