Colombia investigating 22 generals over extrajudicial killing scandal

April 13, 2015 6:06 PM

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BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia's attorney-general has said he will step up investigations of 22 army generals for their alleged role in the killing of dozens of civilians in a notorious episode of the country's five-decade conflict.

The announcement on Sunday by Eduardo Montealegre comes as government and rebel negotiators hammer out a peace deal in Cuba with impunity for abuses committed by both sides during the war a thorny issue.

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