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Rebels Kill 3 Policemen, Abduct 11 Civilians

November 05, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Fighters from Colombia's largest rebel group killed three policemen and kidnapped 11 civilians over the weekend, authorities said.

About 50 fighters from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, besieged the town of Paujil in Caqueta province Saturday, National Police deputy director Gen. Alfredo Salgado said.

Three policemen were killed and two injured during a three-hour battle with the rebels.

FARC fighters also abducted eight truck drivers and three technicians from a radio and television institute in Casanare province.

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