At least five people were killed in a remote village in northern Colombia this weekend in a turf war between leftist rebels and drug traffickers, police told Efe.
The killings occurred Friday in Santa Isabel, a village in Cordoba province.
The murders are linked to a turf war between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas and Los Urabeños, a gang involved in drug trafficking.
National Police officers and army troops were deployed in Santa Isabel, which is surrounded by dense jungle.
The FARC, Colombia's oldest and largest leftist guerrilla group, is on both the U.S. and EU lists of terrorist groups.
Drug trafficking, extortion rackets and kidnapping-for-ransom are the FARC's main means of financing its operations. EFE