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Swedish hostage freed in Colombia

NEWSColombia’s main leftist rebel group, the Farc, has freed its last known foreign hostage, a Swedish man abducted two years ago, Colombian officials say.

Ronald Larson, 69, was handed over to detectives on Tuesday and is in poor health, the state security agency said.

Mr Larson, a retired engineer, was abducted in May 2007.

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Although he was thought to be the last foreigner held by Farc, the group, Colombia’s largest rebel group, still holds hundreds of other hostages.

It is not known whether a ransom was paid to secure the release, and officials gave few details of his release.

The Efe news agency reported that he was freed in a rural area of the department of Cordoba, north-west of Colombia’s capital, Bogota.

Reports suggested Mr Larson was in poor health on his release and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Source: BBC News

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