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Colombia government, ELN rebels extend ceasefire by six months

(Reuters) - Colombia's government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) agreed on Tuesday morning to extend their bilateral ceasefire by another six months, a statement released by both groups said.

An initial six-month ceasefire expired last week and was then extended for five days.

(Reporting by Natalia Siniawski and Nelson Bocanegra in Bogota; Editing by Andrew Heavens)