Two Dutch Journalists Kidnapped By Colombia’s ELN


Two Dutch journalists have been captured by Marxist ELN rebels in a conflict area of northeastern Colombia, the military said.

The leftist guerrilla group, which neither confirmed nor denied any kidnapping, said on Twitter on Monday that they were looking into the case.

“This morning, reporter Derk Johannes Bolt, 62, and his cameraman Eugenio Ernest Marie Follender, 58, both Dutch nationals, were stopped” in El Tarra, Norte de Santander, by presumed ELN rebels, police said in a statement.

Police specialists in kidnapping and extortion headed to the region in an attempt secure the release of the two men. Read more here.




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