Sweden's Foreign Ministry says two Swedish journalists have been abducted in Syria as they were trying to leave the country.

The ministry didn't name the men but Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter said they were the newspaper's stringer in Paris, Magnus Falkehed, and a freelance photographer, Niclas Hammarstrom.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson said the men were "taken" on Saturday as they were on their way out of Syria. She declined to give other details, and said Swedish diplomats in Beirut were trying to get more information on the situation.

Press advocacy groups say Syria has become the most dangerous country in the world for reporters over the past two years, with kidnappings becoming a major threat.