Two kidnapped Colombian politicians released

13:38, July 18, 2011      

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Two Colombian politicians were released on Sunday after being kidnapped together with 18 people by the country's largest rebel group.

Councilman Dagoberto Ojeda and mayoral candidate Ferney Satizabal were freed in Tumaco in southwest Colombia after being detained by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for six days.

Satizabal told a local radio station that the captors told him he was kidnapped "by error... it was a mistake." Satizabal said he did not know where they had been kept as hostages.

The other twelve adults and six children were freed the day after being kidnapped by the FARC on Tuesday.

Rebel groups are active in the region around Tumaco, through which Colombian drugs could be trafficked to Ecuador and Central America.

Source: Xinhua
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