Bogota: At least 23 Colombian employees
of a subcontractor for Canada`s Talisman Energy have been kidnapped in eastern Colombia, according to a spokesperson for the oil firm.
Tomas Rueda told RCN radio that most of the oil
workers were local hires.
"Twenty-three people working for one of our
subcontractors have been kidnapped," he said.
Several Colombian media outlets had earlier
reported the kidnappings took place in Vichada department.
Officials at the Defense Ministry could not
immediately confirm the kidnappings had taken place.