Some 600 coca growers with sticks and machetes took a group of soldiers hostage earlier this week. The government has increased its efforts to eradicate coca plantations.
For the first time since being rescued 13 years ago from the hands of FARC guerillas who had held her hostage for more than six years in the Colombian jungle, Franco-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt was able to confront her captors a meeting with ex-combatants.
2 Nov 2020
President Trump on Saturday praised the role U.S. special forces took in the rescue of an American citizen who had been kidnapped by armed men in an operation in northern Nigeria that is believed to have killed several of his captors.
14 May 2017
A SWAT team shoots and kills a county jail inmate Saturday afternoon after the inmate grabs a guard's gun and holds a female employee hostage for hours at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois.