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3 teenagers on Facebook hit list killed

world Updated: Aug 25, 2010 17:22 IST
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Three teenagers have been killed in the past 10 days in a South-western Colombian town. All three of them were listed on a 69-name hit list posted on Facebook a week ago, CNN reported.

The hit-list, which was posted on August 17, warned that all the names that were listed would be executed if they did not leave the town within three days. No motives were given for the same.

The police, initially, thought that post was a practical joke and did not take it seriously. But after a second post with an additional 31 names of women was posted, the police understood the gravity of the situation.

Incidentally, two boys on the list, who were shot and killed while riding a motorcycle, were already dead by the time the list was posted.

Panic striken parents are sending their children out of town and tweeting relentlessly about the killings.

The officials believe that a Marxist guerrilla group called the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia who operate in the area and Los Rastrojos criminal gang could be behind the hit-list.

The police is not sure why the list has been posted in the first place.