Colombia calls off FARC peace talks after kidnapping of general

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 17, 2014 12:29 AM

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called off peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels late on Sunday, after the kidnapping of an army general.

General Ruben Dario Alzate, who heads the Titan task force in the Pacific department of Choco, was captured on Sunday afternoon, with another military official and a civilian.

(Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)