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Egyptian diplomats kidnapped in Tripoli

Tripoli, Libya - Four Egyptian diplomats have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, the spokesperson for the Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister, Said al-Aswadani, said on Saturday. “The motives behind those kidnappings are not known,” Mr al-Aswadani said.

The kidnappings follow Friday's arrest in Egypt of the operation brigade chief of the former Libyan rebels, Choaban Hadiya.

The National General Congress (Parliament) has, in a statement, condemned the arrest, and asked the government, the Libyan intelligent services and the Libyan Ambassador to Egypt to take all necessary measures to secure his release.

Pana 26/01/2014