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‘ELN lap Russian hostage dead after attempted escape’

‘ELN lap Russian hostage dead after attempted escape’

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The Colombian guerrilla movement ELN in april a Russian man killed, who has been a half year, the group was taken hostage. According to the National Liberation army (ELN), the news themselves brought out, he tried to escape.

Arsen Voskanyan was in november kidnapped. He would, according to a commander of the marxist ELN in the Colombian jungle in search of poisonous frogs.

When he after a long captivity, attempted to escape and thereby to a hand grenade grip, he was shot, says the commander. The grenade went off, and wounded several fighters.

In June, the Dutch journalist Derk Bolt and his cameraman Eugenio Follender of the program had Disappeared by the guerrilla kidnapped. The duo was after several days released.

ELN means following in the footsteps of the FARC peace talks with the Colombian government.

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