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Colombia questions why kidnapped backpackers visited guerrilla area

Colombian officials are questioning why a party of backpackers travelled in a notoriously dangerous area occupied by guerrillas, who seized eight of them last Friday, including two Britons, in the country’s biggest foreign kidnapping in two decades. Mark Henderson, a 31-year-old television producer from Harrogate, and Matthew Scott, a 19-year-old from London, were among the tourists abducted by suspected Marxist guerrillas while trekking through the ruins of Cuidad Perdida, in northern Colombia. The Britons, four Israelis, a German and a Spaniard were led at gunpoint into the jungle surrounding the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta by insurgents believed to be from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc). Full Story

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