La Gabarra massacre

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La Gabarra Massacre
Location La Gabarra, Municipality of Tibú, Norte de Santander
Colombia
Date June 16, 1996
Target Civilians in a crossfire
Attack type
shooting, mass murder, massacre
Weapons small arms
Deaths 35-43
Perpetrators AUC

La Gabarra Massacre (Spanish: La Masacre de La Gabarra) was a massacre that occurred on June 16, 1996 near the Colombian village of La Gabarra, Municipality of Tibú, Norte de Santander near the border with Venezuela. It was perpetrated by members of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC paramilitary group) against alleged members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC guerrilla).[1] Some 35-43 people were massacred.

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