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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

17 members of Kombo Colombia band killed

Survivor says group members were asked whether they were members of a criminal gang and sold drugs

   The lone survivor of a massacre of a band that played Colombian folk music says its members were asked whether they were members of a criminal gang and sold drugs.

    Seventeen members of the Kombo Kolombia band, including a Colombian keyboardist, were shot and killed Friday after being kidnapped after having performed at La Carreta nightclub in Hidaldo, Nuevo León on Thursday night. The group had performed at a private function at the club.

     Officials said one band member escaped by running away through bushes at a ranch where the victims were killed and their bodies dumped in a well. The witness is now being protected by the federal government.

Story, Proceso.

Update, March 19, 2014: Nuevo León prosecutor says band killed by Zetas because it started playing for Gulf Cartel.

 

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