21 Nov 2022 11:09 GMT
The authorities of the municipality of Puerto Guzmán made a call for the Peace Commissioner to be present in the place urgently.
At least 18 people died in a confrontation between two dissidents of the extinct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the department of Putumayo, in the south of the country.
The events occurred last Saturday in the villages of Las Delicias and Los Pinos, in the municipality of Puerto Guzmán, where members of the Comandos de la Frontera and Frente Carolina Ramírez groups clashed, allegedly for territorial control of the region.
The bodies of the deceased, who would be the combatants themselves, were transferred by the inhabitants of the area to the José María cemetery “waiting for the judicial authorities to come to the sector to carry out the appropriate technical surveys of the corpses.” accurate the Ombudsman.
For its part, the Putumayo Peasant Human Rights Network denounced that the event left the community “in the middle of the crossfire” and reported that more than 30 families were forced to leave the zone of the confrontations.
On Sunday, the Puerto Guzmán authorities held an extraordinary security council to analyze the public order situation. Among the measures discussed are militarizing the area and that the Peace Commissioner be present in the place urgently, communicated The mayor of the municipality, Edison Gerardo Mora Rojas, told Caracol Radio.