Colombia says French journalist missing, 4 killed in conflict with leftist rebels

Colombia's military says a French journalist has gone missing during combat with leftist rebels in which four security force members were killed.

The Defense Ministry identified the missing journalist as Romeo Langlois.

It says in a statement that he went missing during a mission by the army and police to destroy drug labs in the southern state of Caqueta.

The statement says that in addition to three soldiers and one police officer killed four soldiers were wounded.

The military says that in addition to Langlois four soldiers and a police officer are missing.