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Teenagers gunned down on Facebook hitlist

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Teenagers gunned down on Facebook hitlist


In Colombia gunmen have killed three teenagers named on a death list on Facebook.

The stark warnings told them to leave the remote town of Puerto Asis, in the south of the country or be killed.

It has provoked panic among parents heightened after a second list was posted on Facebook naming 31 local girls. Some have sent their children out of town, others believe they shouldn’t bow to the threats.

“They say that we should take our sons away but I don’t think so. I am a father and have twins who are on the list. As a father I am very concerned about the situation,” said Luis Amado Santofimio, father of threatened twins while Henry Valbuena, father of a boy on the hitlist said:
“The authorities haven’t even made any statements. We have been asking and they say we have nothing to fear, that it is just a list between friends with threats. But the deaths continue.”

Police have sent an investigative team, including Internet experts, to find out who is behind the threats. Officials have yet to say who they believe is responsible or why the youths had been targeted.

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