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Guerrillas in Bogota free Vienna's ambassador

Left-wing guerrillas who have been holding the Dominican Republic Embassy in Bogota since Feb. 27 released Austrian Ambassador Edgar Seizer Thursday for what they said was a humanitarian motive.

"Commander One," the apparent leader of the group, told Reuters by telephone that Mr. Seizer was freed because his wife, Edith, was seriously ill in Austria.

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The guerrillas, still holding about a dozen ambassadors -- including Diego Asencio, the US ambassador to Colombia, and others estimated at 19 -- wanted to show their goodwill.


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