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ELN rebels holding two Colombian soldiers after attack

This photo released by the Colombian Defense Ministry Press Office shows Colombian Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas (C), Juan Pablo Rodriguez (L), and Rodolfo Palomino during a press conference in Bogota on October 26, 2105Colombian rebel group the National Liberation Army (ELN) is holding two soldiers hostage after capturing them in an attack that killed 12 troops and police, officials said. “Two soldiers have been kidnapped,” said Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas after President Juan Manuel Santos convened an extraordinary meeting of his national security council in the wake of Monday’s attack in the remote indigenous reserve of Bachira. The attack, which the government said killed 11 soldiers and one police officer, targeted a convoy transporting result sheets from the country’s local and regional elections Sunday.

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