Colombia suspends FARC peace talks after kidnapping of general

November 17, 2014 5:43 AM

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Colombia suspends FARC peace talks after kidnapping of general

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos suspended peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels following the kidnapping of an army general, throwing into crisis the nation's efforts to end 50 years of war.

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.

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