The Tunisian consul in Libya said on Sunday that the 14 Tunisian workers who had been held hostage by militants in the country had been freed, according to Extra News TV.
Last Thursday militiamen abducted 14 Tunisian workers in the Zawya neighbourhood, west of Tripoli, then took them to an unknown area.
The group claimed responsibility for the abduction of the Tunisian nationals. In a video that was published on the Internet, they demanded that Tunisian authorities release a fellow Libyan militiaman jailed in Tunisia in fulfilment of a 20-year prison sentence over drug trafficking.
The consul did not reveal details as to the circumstances surrounding the 14 Tunisian nationals’ release.