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Last Updated: Monday, 4 October, 2004, 17:41 GMT 18:41 UK
Ten killed in Colombia massacre
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At least 10 people - including a toddler and a pregnant woman - have been killed by gunmen at a farm in south-western Colombia.

Officials said four others were hurt in Sunday's attack in the town of Candelaria, some 190 miles (300km) south-west of the capital, Bogota.

Police said the killings were probably linked to drugs traffickers.

The town's mayor said the victims were apparently related and that the farm had been recently bought.

"It is a dreadful crime," mayor Oscar Lopez told reporters, adding that the attack left the local community shaken.

The mayor said an investigation had been launched.

The gunmen reportedly used rifles and a grenade launcher in the attack.

Colombia is the world's biggest cocaine producer and a major supplier of heroin to the US.


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