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Gunmen Kill 2nd Rights Investigator

November 02, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Gunmen in Colombia killed a regional prosecutor who was investigating a paramilitary group and leftist guerrillas--the second person to be killed in that job within four months.

Carlos Arturo Pinto, 53, was on his way to work in the northern city of Cucuta when he was killed by two gunmen on a motorcycle, the national prosecutor's office said.

Pinto had replaced Maria del Rosario, who was killed in July in Cucuta. That killing remains unsolved.

Pinto and Del Rosario had been investigating human rights violations by leftist rebels and a right-wing militia group, said Alejandro Ramelli, chief of the human rights unit of the national prosecutor's office.

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