Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya, says foreign ministry

Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. (File photo: AFP)

Tunisians working near the Libyan capital Tripoli have been kidnapped by a militia, Tunisia’s foreign ministry said, and a diplomatic source told AFP the number abducted was 14.

“The foreign ministry is following the predicament of the Tunisian citizens... (who were) kidnapped by armed Libyan elements near Zawiya”, the ministry said on its Facebook page late on Friday.

A human rights activist said that the armed group responsible for Thursday’s kidnapping was seeking the release of one of its members held in Tunisia.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54