Swede kidnapped in Colombia

A Swede and his Colombian companion have been kidnapped in the country's north, police said on Friday.

Swedish national Erin Ronald Larson, who is a long-term resident of Colombia, was snatched together with his Colombian companion Diana Patricia Pena late on Thursday when armed gunmen burst into their property in El Diamante, Cordoba department, local police said.

Six men abducted the pair and were holding them in a mountainous area, police said.