The Colombian government says it has started the process of training Farc rebels as bodyguards.

Under the peace deal signed by the government and the Marxist rebel group last year, 315 demobilized guerrilla fighters will be trained to protect fellow Farc members at risk of violence.

Once trained, they will be given a gun and paid three times the minimum wage.

They will undergo a series of exams to test their physical, psychological and emotional aptitude for the job.

The successful candidates will be paid a monthly salary of 1.8million pesos, according to BBC News.



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