December 22, 2009 / 11:59 PM / 9 years ago

Kidnapped Colombia governor has been killed: official

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian governor kidnapped by leftist rebels had been killed shortly after he was snatched from his home in a rural southern state, authorities said on Tuesday.

Acting Caqueta state governor, Patricia Vega, told local radio the government had confirmed Caqueta governor Luis Cuellar had been killed. He was dragged from his home by armed rebels on Monday in a surprise night-time raid.

Reporting by Patrick Markey in Bogota

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