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Tunisian diplomats abducted in Libya arrive in Tunis

June 30, 2014 at 1:58 pm

The two abducted Tunisian diplomats in Libya this morning arrived in Laaouina military airport in Tunis after being released, Anadolu news agency reported.

The Tunisian Foreign Ministry announced, in a statement released last night, that the two kidnapped Tunisian diplomats in Libya have been released.

On March 20, the Secretary General of the Tunisian Embassy in Libya, Mohammad Al-Sheikh, was kidnapped by gunmen who demanded the release of Libyan prisoners from Tunisian prisons. Later, in April, the Senior Advisor to the Ambassador of Tunisia in Tripoli, Arousi Alguentasa, was also kidnapped.

Libya has been living under difficult security conditions including several attacks against foreign diplomats since the Libyan revolution in February 2011 that toppled the regime of the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi after 42 years of rule.