March 3, 2008 / 10:18 PM / 12 years ago

Ecuador breaks off relations with Colombia

Ecuadorean soldiers are transported in a truck on a road close to the border between Colombia and Ecuador, in Lago Agrio, March 3, 2008. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Ecuador has broken off diplomatic relations with Colombia after a dispute over Colombian troops killing a top FARC rebel in Ecuadorean territory, Colombia’s foreign ministry said on Monday.

Reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; writing by Patrick Markey in Bogota

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