Dutch journalists kidnapped in Colombia

Two Dutch journalists are kidnapped by guerrillas in Colombia ELN.

According to the Colombian police and army is Derk Bolt, presenter of the program without a trace and cameraman Eugenio Follender.

Kro-NCRV, the boss of Bolt, the Colombian news reports not yet confirm and finds out whether he and his cameraman are missing.

According to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo are the two since Saturday kidnapped by ELN guerrilla movement. The kidnapping was in the town of El Tarra in the Northern State of Norte de Santander. The journalists were in Colombia to find a biological mother of a Dutchman who was surrendered for adoption.

The Colombian authorities demand the immediate release of the two Dutchmen. The army has sent special security forces to the Dutch. With deployment of the air force is the area where the kidnapping took place, is explored in a statement.

In the region near the border with Venezuela are several active rebel groups, including the National Liberation Army, ELN. The guerrillas kidnapped last year in the same area a Spanish journalist and a number of Colombians. They are all eventually released.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BuZa) works in silence to the kidnapping of the two Dutch journalists in the North of Colombia to a successful conclusion.

The Ministry would not confirm that it comes to Derk Bolt, presenter of the program without a trace and cameraman Eugenio Follender. Though the Ministry confirms that "it's going to be employees of the program and that the case is of the highest priority".

The silence is not important to the case, according to Foreign Affairs. "Radio silence is Often the best approach in ontvoeringszaken like this," said a spokeswoman of the Ministry Tuesday. Against Colombian media, the authorities of the country confirmed that the kidnapped persons Bolt and Follender since Saturday.

The Colombian authorities demand the immediate release of the two Dutchmen. The army has special security forces sent to the region to the Dutch.

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