Colombia: 17 youth dead in attacks by armed groups in 24 hours

A spike in violence in Colombia’s countryside raises questions over the country’s fragile peace.

At least 17 young people have been killed by armed groups in a 24-hour period in Colombia.

It is one of the most violent days since the signing of a peace deal in 2016 and comes after weeks of increased unrest across the country.

In a press release, the United Nations Mission in Colombia says it has already documented 33 massacres since the beginning of the year.

Al Jazeera’s Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota, Colombia.