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Colombia : Two journalists shot dead in Colombia, probe launched

Two journalists were shot dead by unidentified assailants on motorcycles in Colombia. Police said the two journalists were returning from an event in their car when they were attacked.

By Priyanka Verma 
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Colombia: A big news came out of Colombia . Two journalists were shot dead by unidentified assailants on motorcycles in Colombia. Police said the two journalists were returning from an event in their car when they were attacked.

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Leinar Monteiro, director of an online radio station, and Delia Contreras, director of an online news website, were killed in the incident. Magdalena’s police commander Andres Cerna said preliminary investigations suggested a fight had taken place between Monteiro and several others. After this incident Monteiro decides to go with Dilia and another person in his car and they are killed on the way.

Magdalena police commander Andres Serna said that, according to preliminary investigations, a fight had occurred involving Montero and several others. “After this act of intolerance, the journalist decided to leave in his car alongside Dilia and another man, and on the way they were killed,” the officer told reporters.

“We are committed to solving this tragic matter in the shortest possible time for the citizens of Magdalena,” he said. He said that both the journalists were highly appreciated by their union, family and acquaintances. However, officials said it was not clear whether the killings were related to the profession of journalists. At the same time, the Foundation for Press Freedom called for an early investigation of the matter and his work should be taken into account during the investigation.

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