• ELN rebels holding two Colombian soldiers after attack


    BOGOTA: Colombian rebel group the National Liberation Army (ELN) is holding two soldiers hostage after capturing them in an attack that killed 12 troops and police, officials said Tuesday. The attack, which the government said killed 11 soldiers and one police officer, targeted a convoy transporting result sheets from the country’s local and regional elections Sunday. The ELN, the smaller of two leftist guerrilla groups fighting the Colombian government since the 1960s, has staged a series of recent attacks even as the government closes in on a peace deal with rival rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).



    Please follow our commenting guidelines.

    Comments are closed.