Colombia's ELN rebels free Dutch citizen

February 11, 2015 10:08 PM

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels have freed a Dutch citizen kidnapped in January, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday after facilitating his liberation.

The unnamed hostage, whose kidnapping had not previously been reported, was handed over to a joint delegation of ICRC and Catholic Church officials in a rural area of northeastern Norte de Santander province, where the guerrillas are active.

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