• Colombia’s ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters


    BOGOTA: Rebels with Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country’s northeast, officials said Saturday. Colombia’s ombudsman office wrote on Twitter that the rebel group freed reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, 58, in a rural area of Norte de Santander state. The office posted an accompanying photo purporting to show the pair, pictured with some of the rebels, along with Colombian human rights officials. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders early Saturday confirmed that the journalists had been freed.



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