Three Columbian teenagers named on Facebook hit list killed in last 10 days

Those targeted warned to leave town or face execution

Three teenagers whose names appeared on a 69-name hit list posted to Facebook have been killed in a southwestern Columbian town in the past 10 days. The hit list, posted on August 17, gave the people named three days to leave the town of Puerto Asis or be executed. Police say they do not know who posted the list or why the names are on it, but noted that a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos and a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia operate in the area. The posting of the list occurred after the first two killings, which took place August 15. A third person was killed on August 20. Authorities are offering a reward of 5 million pesos for information on the killings.


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