Colombian army says three rebels killed

The Colombian army said Saturday its forces killed three leftist guerrillas during an operation in the northwestern province of Antioquia.

It said the dead had not been identified but that four rifles were recovered in the operation Friday night, which was directed at a unit of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, near the town of Anori.

The FARC, Colombia's largest rebel group, has been in peace talks with the government since November 2012 despite the absence of a cease-fire.

President Juan Manuel Santos, who is running for re-election May 25, has made ending the half century old conflict a top goal.