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Colombian Army Finds Bullet-Riddled Bodies in Mass Grave

The Colombian army says troops have found a grave containing the bullet-riddled bodies of at least nine people. Military officials said Monday that the bodies were recently discovered near the village of Samana, in the coffee-growing region of Caldas. It is not clear when the victims were murdered, but authorities tell the Associated Press the army recently learned that some of the victims went missing a year ago. Authorities blame the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, for the killings. The FARC and a smaller guerrilla group are locked in a 39-year civil war which also involves rightist paramilitaries and the government. Both the guerrillas and paramilitaries finance their operations through drug trafficking and other illegal activities. The army’s announcement comes one day after Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced a new hardline strategy to rid the South American country of illegal armed groups and drug traffickers. Full Story

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