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List of massacres in Colombia

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The following is a list of notable massacres in Colombia. According to the Grupo de Memoria Histórica, there were 2505 massacres in Colombia between 1973 and 2008.[1] The Colombian government defines "massacre" as the killing of 4 or more people in the same act.[2]

Name Place Dead Injured
Bojayá massacre May 2, 2002 Bojayá, Chocó 119 98 injured[3]
Jamundí massacre February 21-22, 2005 Jamundí 11 unknown
Macayepo massacre October 14, 2000 Macayepo, Bolívar 15 unknown
Nariño massacres February 4 and February 11, 2009 Nariño Department 27 unknown
Villanueva Massacre December 8, 1998 Villanueva, La Guajira 11 unknown
Machuca Massacre October 18, 1998 Machuca, Antioquia 70 unknown
Villatina Massacre November 15, 1992 Medellín 9 none
La Rochela massacre January 18, 1989 La Rochela, Simacota 12 3
Banana massacre December 6, 1928[4] Ciénaga, Magdalena estimated 47 to 2,000 unknown
Uraba massacre March 4, 1988 Urabá Antioquia 20 unknown
Segovia massacre November 11, 1988 Segovia, Antioquia 43 unknown
Massacre of Trujillo 1988-1994 Trujillo, Valle del Cauca estimated 245 to 342 unknown
Riofrio massacre October 5, 1993 Riofrío, Valle del Cauca 13 0
La Gabarra massacre June 16, 1996[5] Tibú, Norte de Santander Department estimated 35-43 unknown
Bahía Portete massacre April 16, 2004 Bahía Portete, La Guajira
El Salado Massacre February 18, 2000 Carmen de Bolívar, Bolívar
Santo Domingo massacre[6] December 12, 1998 Tame, Arauca 17 27
Chengue Massacre January 17, 2001 Ovejas, Sucre
Playón de Orozco massacre January 9, 1999 El Piñón, Magdalena
Alto Naya massacre[7] April 12, 2001 Alto Naya, Cauca Department 40-130 estimated unknown
Villa Lucía, Apartadó massacre
Tibú massacre 2004
Putumayo massacres
El Aro Massacre October 22, 1997 Ituango, Antioquia Department 15 0
Mapiripán Massacre July 15-20, 1997
San José de Apartadó massacre February 21-22, 2005 Apartadó, Antioquia Department 8 0
La Mejor Esquina massacre April 3, 1988 Buenavista, Córdoba

See also

Right-wing paramilitarism in Colombia

References

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