23 oil workers kidnapped in Colombia
“Troops are searching for 23 oil workers kidnapped by armed men in eastern Colombia, the country’s army said in a statement.
The kidnapping was reported around 4 p.m. Monday in Colombia’s Vichada province, the army said. Authorities said it appeared those responsible were members of the FARC leftist guerrilla group.
Army officials said the victims were working for Canada-based Talisman Energy. In a statement released late Monday, Talisman confirmed that 22 employees of seismic contractor South American Exploration were kidnapped.”