Colombia military boss sacked over spying row

Feb 05, 2014, 1:43 AM EST
 Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos listens as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks in the Oval Office of the White House December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has dismissed the army's intelligence head over allegations of spying on government officials negotiating with Farc rebels at peace talks in Cuba. Gen Mauricio Ricardo Zuniga and another officer were relieved of their duties while a full investigation takes place. An elite military group was set up to intercept the officials' mobile phone calls, the magazine Semana reported.

Background:

Colombia army intelligence boss sacked over spying row [BBC]

Colombia probes reported military spying [Reuters]

Alleged army cyberspying [AP]