Hargeisa, 14 July 2009  – Eyewitnesses say two French journalists have been kidnapped from a hotel in the Somali capital.

Abdi Mohamed Ahmed, who owns a teashop in front of the Sahafi Hotel in Mogadishu, said about 10 gunmen disarmed the hotel’s guards Tuesday morning and kidnapped the men.

Hotel manager Mohamed Hassan Gafaa said the men are French journalists.

Somalia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists to work.