Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Colombia - A mass jailbreak initiated by Marxist rebels in Bogota allowed twenty prisoners to escape. Guards shot and killed seven who attempted to flee, wounded four, and later recaptured three. The jailbreak began when political prisoners who according to the government are not part of the FARC, used smuggled explosives to blast a hole in a wall. Forces outside assisted by providing cover with assault rifle fire.