Colombian rebels free just one of promised three

Colombian officials say rebels who had announced plans to release three hostages Sunday have released only one so far.

Authorities say the Fuerza Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or FARC, released police officer Carlos Ocampo, who was kidnapped in December.

However, the other two hostages, police Maj. Guillermo Solorzano and Army Cprl. Salin Sanmiguel, remain in captivity.

Colombia says the rebels provided false coordinates for the location of the hostages, placing them in Tolima state when the men were instead in Cauca state.

Eduardo Pizarro, the government representative in the hostage negotiations, said providing the wrong information was “scandalous.”

However, there is some indication bad weather may have interfered with the transfer plans.

Solorzano was captured in June 2007, while Sanmiguel was kidnapped in May 2008.

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