A unit of elite Guatemalan soldiers called the Kaibiles showed up a couple of days after insurgents had attacked a military convoy nearby, killing 20 soldiers. The Kaibiles's commanders told them the village was full of rebel sympathizers, so they killed everyone they could find there—about 200 people. They bashed the children's heads in with hammers and threw them into a well. They killed all the men, and all the women, and threw them into the well. They fired guns into the well and tossed in a grenade to be sure.