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Libya Violence: Foreigners Working On Power Plant Seized And Kidnapped In Libya

Four expatriates working for the Turkish development firm Enka were abducted in southwest Libya on Friday, a Libyan state power official said.

The men, who were Turkish and South African, were seized while going from the airplane terminal in the town of Ubari to a power plant they were building, the authority stated, requesting that not be named. There was no quick sign who had kidnapped them.

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“Around midday today in Libya three of our citizens, two of them our personnel who were temporarily working in the country, were kidnapped by unidentified people while they were travelling outside the building site,” the statement said.

“Our company is following the subject closely, in contact with Turkish and Libyan authorities,” it added.

Kidnapping is rife across Libya, which has been in turmoil since an uprising unseated autocratic leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Work at the Ubari plant has been going on for years, disrupted periodically by tribal clashes or other security problems.

 

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