COLOMBIAN GUERILLAS CONFIRM PELTON NAB A Colombian paramilitary group, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, confirmed that they plucked daredevil journalist Robert Young Pelton and two others from the Panamanian jungle and are currently holding the trio.But the group's leader, Carlos Castano, claims it was for the Americans' own good; there was fighting in the area between his forces at leftist guerillas, and Castano was only trying to help."This act cannot be seen in any way as a forced retention, and even less as a kidnapping," AFP reports Castano as saying.Castano claims he will hand the trio over to representatives of either the Catholic church or human rights organizations.
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