Colombia: Gunmen kill nine in front of families

Colombian gunmen forced nine people from their homes and killed them in front of their families in two separate attacks, police said.

Colombian gunmen forced nine people from their homes and killed them in front of their families in two separate attacks, police said.

Local police blamed the killings on the right-wing paramilitary United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia, or AUC.

Armed men dressed in civilian clothing shot dead five people in the town of Chiriguana, 340 miles north of the capital, Bogota.

Gunmen wearing military uniforms killed four others in the village of Fresno, 75 miles west of Bogota.

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