Two kidnapped Colombian soldiers found dead: official

11:07, April 21, 2011      

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Two soldiers believed to be in captivity of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were found dead Wednesday, a senior army official said.

The terrorists shot them in the head and then left the bodies near the town of Toledo, General Alberto Mejia, commander of Colombia's Fourth Army Brigade, told Caracol radio.

Mejia said it would be difficult to retrieve the remains of the two men because FARC members had set up a landmine booby trap around them.

The two soldiers, identified as Jose Coba and Fernando Builes, were captured last Monday during a routine inspection tour of the Antioquia area by at least five rebels allegedly belonging to FARC's Front 36.

Authorities have offered a reward of about 25,000 dollars for useful information about the abduction.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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