Colombia’s defense minister headed to a remote northwestern state Monday to direct search and rescue operations for an army general whose kidnapping over the weekend by suspected rebels prompted the government to suspend peace talks with the insurgent group.
Gen. Ruben Dario Alzate, the commander of an army task force in Choco state, was seized along with an army lieutenant and a civilian lawyer in a village Sunday afternoon about 10 miles from the state capital, Quibdo.
The three had traveled to the village by boat to inspect an energy project. Alzate was reportedly dressed in civilian clothing and was without his customary security detail.
No group immediately...