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Two kidnappers caught in Colombia

Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:49 PM   |   Comments

BOGOTA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said three of the people responsible for kidnapping five miners have been captured.

The miners, two Canadians, two Peruvians and a native Colombian, worked for Geo Explorer and were kidnapped from Bolivar province Friday by a group of 20 to 25 leftist militants, Colombia Reports said Monday.

Santos has ordered special forces into the area to help with the investigation and the government has offered a $50,000 reward for information on the kidnappers.

Santos said the militants are believed to belong to a guerrilla group calling itself the ELN, or the National Liberation Army.

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