Colombia: January 20, 2003


In 540 kilometers north of the capital, FARC ambushed a police truck, killing six policemen and the civilian driver. But a hundred kilometers further north, police liberated 49 hostages FARC had taken at a roadblock the day before. Police continued to search for ten other kidnapped civilians. The more aggressive police response to mass kidnappings has made them more vulnerable to these ambushes. 




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