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Ecuador president confirms death of kidnapped reporters

Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno has confirmed the death of two journalists and their driver who were reportedly abducted by Colombian rebels.

Javier Ortega, Paul Rivas and Efraín Segarra are believed to have been seized by a dissident faction of the disbanded Farc rebel group.

An emotional Mr Moreno said in a televised address the country would not “let ourselves be intimidated”.

He promised to resume military operations on the border.

He also promised a reward for information about the rebel leader.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos earlier said Ecuador could rely on his country’s armed forces for support.

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