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Wed Nov 23, 2016, 07:11 PM

Colombia paramilitary successors embark on cop-killing spree in Antioquia

Colombia paramilitary successors embark on cop-killing spree in Antioquia

written by Stephen Gill November 23, 2016

The northwestern Colombia province of Antioquia raised its state of alert to orange after paramilitary successor group AGC, a.k.a. “Los Urabeños,” allegedly assassinated four policemen in one week, mainly around province capital Medellin.

The group called the “Gulf Clan” by the authorities is responsible for the hit-and-run murders carried out while the group’s leadership is calling for inclusion in a peace process with their traditional arch enemies, the Marxist FARC guerrilla group, according to Antioquia’s top public security official.

“It is clear to the authorities and everyone that the Gulf Clan is behind these acts,” the top official said in a statement.

Calling themselves the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, the paramilitary heir has previously targeted policemen and at one point even offered a reward for every killed policeman, something not seen since slain drug lord Pablo Escobar reigned over Antioquia in the 1980s and 1990s.


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