Media, Politics

Three Colombian teens on Facebook hit list killed in last 10 days

By Andy Rice 25 August 2010

Police in Colombia say three teenagers whose names appeared on a hit list posted onto Facebook have been killed. The list was posted with a message on August 17, telling the named people to leave the town of Puerto Asis in three days, or die. Police first treated the threats as joke, but after a second list appeared, they convened a special security meeting.  Local media say that people are panicking, and some parents have sent their children out of town. Although it is yet unclear who posted the hit list, a criminal gang known as Los Rastrojos operates in the area, as well as the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). Read more: CNN.



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