Colombian Forces Kill 12 Leftist Rebels in Raid
Colombian Forces Kill 12 Leftist Rebels in Raid

The United States says one of its drug enforcement agents has been stabbed to death in a robbery in Bogota, Colombia.

The U.S. ambassador to the South American nation, Michael McKinley, said the agent was killed early Friday in a "classic criminal robbery that ended in tragedy." Colombian police identified the agent as 43-year-old James Terry Watson, who had worked in the country for about a year and a half.

McKinley said the agent had watched the championship game of the National Basketball Association with friends at a Bogota restaurant before leaving in a taxi. Police said the taxi was intercepted by another cab a short distance away, and two men pulled Watson out of the car and stabbed him four times.

Police offered a $25,800 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.


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