Colombia is investigating 12 cases of alleged rape of young girls from an indigenous tribe, involving military personnel in at least three of these incidents of sexual abuse, an official said.

Deputy Attorney General Martha Janeth Mancera, during her Saturday visit to San Jose del Guaviare, capital of Guaviare province, said her office would "give priority to all the 12 cases and not only those involving military personnel.” EFE-EPA