The commander of the Colombian army has resigned in connection with a scandal implicating the military in the deaths of 11 youths from a slum in the capital Bogotá. General Mario Montoya resigned after the government admitted that the young men had been killed by members of the armed forces. The scandal came to light in September after the bodies were found buried near the border with Venezuela. Military leaders originally claimed that the youths were killed during fighting with rebels. So far, three generals and 24 other soldiers have been dismissed. (Radio Netherlands)

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