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Jamundi massacre


The Jamundi Massacre was a perpetrated by a Colombian National Army elite unit known as the High Mountain Battalion ("Batallon de Alta Montana") which was then commanded by Colonel Byron Carvajal against an elite Colombian National Police counter-narcotics unit on May 22, 2006 in the municipality of Jamundi, Department of Valle del Cauca.

Indictments

On February 18, 2008 a civil judge in Cali condemned 15 soldiers for the massacre of ten policemen and a civilian.

Initially the spokesman from the Army battalion referred to it as a friendly fire incident, confusing the anti-narcotics unit with an insurgent group. The case however, was investigated and resulted in the indictment of the soldiers for being at the service of drug cartels. Colombian authorities suspected of Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez aka "Don Diego" as the mastermind behind the attack.

See also

List of massacres in Colombia

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