Colombia suspends talks with rebels

2014-11-17 16:29

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Bogota - The Colombian government has suspended peace talks with a rebel group over the apparent kidnapping of an army general, says President Juan Manuel Santos.

"The negotiations are suspended until this situation becomes clear," he said.

He had earlier confirmed that General Ruben Alzate had gone missing in the north of the country and accused the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) rebel group of kidnapping him.

The government wants the general to be released immediately.

Colombia has been holding peace talks with Farc since November 2012 to end a 50-year-old conflict.

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