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By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Leftist Colombian rebels killed 10 civilians and took 170 hostage, authorities said on Friday, in a show of force before conservative President Alvaro Uribe starts his second term next month.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian soldiers killed at least 15 Marxist rebels in four separate clashes across the country on Tuesday, the army said. The fighting came as President Alvaro Uribe, popular for cracking down on the guerrillas, prepares to start his second term next month.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian soldiers killed the rebel leader overseeing a campaign to take over a central part of the country abandoned by right-wing militias who pulled out after peace talks, the army said on Wednesday.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - At least six soldiers and 10 state security agents were killed in an ambush by leftist guerrillas in northeast Colombia on Thursday, as fighting increases ahead of May's presidential election.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - More people were killed or hurt by land mines in Colombia last year than in any other country as rebels planted explosive devices to protect crops used to make cocaine, the government said on Tuesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian troops killed 22 Marxist rebels on Saturday in an offensive aimed at preventing guerrilla attacks during campaigning for the May presidential election, the army said.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Seventy members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia handed in their arms and light aircraft to the government on Tuesday in the biggest rebel defection since President Alvaro Uribe took office in 2002.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian rebels killed three civilians with a bomb intended for soldiers on Monday, the latest in a series of attacks President Alvaro Uribe called a "cowardly" attempt to erode his support ahead of elections.
By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - President Alvaro Uribe, popular for improving security in Colombia's cities, launched his re-election bid on Wednesday promising to defeat Marxist rebels who still hold sway in much of the countryside.
BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Left-wing Colombian rebels massacred a family of six in the northern province of Antioquia, including an 80-year-old woman, authorities said on Sunday.