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Colombia: two dead after attack by killers disguised as police officers at a clinic in Barranquilla

Hitmen armed with assault rifles and dressed in military clothing National Penitentiary and Prison Institute (Inpec) of Colombia murdered this Thursday in a clinic Barranquilla (north) to two escorts of a convict receiving medical treatment, police sources reported.

The commander of Barranquilla Metropolitan PoliceBrigadier General Herbert Benavides Valderramatold the press that the two dead were part of the security scheme at the Jorge Luís Alfonso Lópezwho is admitted to the medical center and managed to hide in the bathroom of another room.

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According to the director, the events occurred at noon at the institution Medical cliniclocated north of Barranquillaand the killers, who managed to escape in two vehicles captured by security cameras in the region, wore uniforms from the entity responsible for managing Colombian prisons.

Authorities reported that one of the deceased was identified as Edelmiro Anaya Gonzálezknown as ‘The Chinese‘ Anaya, who a few weeks ago suffered an attack in the south of Barranquilla and was also linked by Special Justice for Peace (JEP) in the case for the murder of the mayor of the municipality of The oakin the department of Sucre (north) Eudaldo Diazoccurred in 2003.

Jorge Luis Alfonso López, who was mayor of the municipality of Maganguéin Bolivar (north) is sentenced by the Court to 29 years in prison for the murder of the journalist Rafael Henrique Prinz, which occurred in 2005, and for links with paramilitary groups. He is also one of the children Enilce Lopezindeed ‘The cat‘, the deceased Colombian gaming and betting businesswoman accused of having links to paramilitary groups and who was sentenced to prison for murder.

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In this regard, the President of Colombia, Gustavo Pedroreferred to the crime in his report X, where he noted that “who attacked Jorge Luis López, a candidate to confess before the JEP this hidden reality, they want to silence the truth”.

Last February, the Government announced the appointment of Jorge Luis Alfonso López as peace manager “contribute to the work assigned to the High Commissioner for Peace verify the real desire for peace and reintegration into civil life, as well as the real desire to bring organized armed groups to justice”.

Source: Elcomercio

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