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04 Dec 2019 | 04:44 AM UTC

Colombia: French national killed in Bogota December 3

A French engineer was killed in Bogota on December 3; continue to exercise caution

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Event

A French engineer was shot and killed on Tuesday, December 3, in the residential neighborhood of Chapinero in Bogota after a gunman approached him from behind. The victim and a colleague were leaving a restaurant when the incident occurred. An investigation is ongoing.

Context

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises to remain vigilant in Bogota due to high crime rates, advises against all travel to borders with Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil, and asks to avoid non-essential travel to most of the south, east, and Pacific coast.

Advice

The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises to remain vigilant in Bogota due to high crime rates, advises against all travel to borders with Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil and avoid non-essential travel to most of the south, east, and Pacific coast