Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Two Italian workers kidnapped in Libya's east-source

Source: Reuters - Sat, 18 Jan 2014 14:04 GMT
Author: Reuters
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

TRIPOLI, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Two Italians have been abducted in an Islamist stronghold in eastern Libya, a security source said on Saturday.

The two construction workers were kidnapped in Derna, east of Benghazi, where they had been working on a road project, the security source said.

"We are trying to establish the identity of the kidnappers, to find out about their demands," the source said.

Derna is a stronghold of radical Islamists in the east of the OPEC producer. (Reporting by Ghaith Shennib; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
Most Popular
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs