PARIS - A French journalist missing after a gunfight between Colombian security forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Saturday has been taken prison by the drug-funded rebels, Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Sunday.

Romeo Langlois, a freelance reporter for French television news channel France 24, "was kidnapped during a clash between Colombian troops and the FARC", Juppe told French media on Sunday.

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"The journalist was taken prisoner ... the crisis center (of the foreign ministry) has been mobilized and is liaising with Colombian authorities."


A foreign ministry spokesman declined to provide further information.