FARC kidnaps General from Colombian Army, peace talks suspended

Posted on November 17, 2014 • Filed under: Colombia, Crime, FARC, Police/Military Activity

abcnews.co.com/AP reported A massive search operation was under way for a Colombian army general whose surprise capture by leftist rebels prompted President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend two-year-old peace talks. Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate, dressed in civilian clothes and without his normal security detail, was snatched Sunday by gunmen along with two others while surveying a rural energy project along a remote river in western Colombia. A soldier who managed to flee in the group’s boat said the kidnappers belonged to the recalcitrant 34th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Read Article

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