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International Health Agency Says Two Workers Kidnapped in Colombia


The international aid group Doctors Without Borders says two of its employees have been kidnapped in northeast Colombia.

An official with the group said Thursday that the staff members, one British and the other Dutch, were taken in Norte de Santander state, an area wracked by violence.

The group said that as far as it knows, the two have been treated well and are in good condition. Doctors Without Borders had no information about which armed group may have kidnapped the workers.

Kidnappings occur regularly in Colombia, where government troops and armed leftist rebel and right-wing militias are embroiled in an ongoing conflict that leaves thousands dead each year.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.
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