Rebels arrested in assassination plot, Colombian leader says

Colombian police foiled a plot by Marxist guerrillas to assassinate the nation’s defense minister, according to President Alvaro Uribe. Ten guerrillas dressed as police planned to infiltrate the family farm of Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos over Easter week and kill the official and his family, Uribe said Thursday on national television. The guerrillas, who belong to the FARC, the Spanish acronym for Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, were captured, Uribe said.