Kidnappings in Libya: Two Serbian embassy employees abducted

Published November 8th, 2015 - 07:30 GMT
A man waves a Libyan flag in the midst of increasing conflict and dangers in Libya. (AFP/File)
A man waves a Libyan flag in the midst of increasing conflict and dangers in Libya. (AFP/File)

AFP reports that two Serbian embassy employees were kidnapped in Libya on Sunday morning

The two were identified as Sladjana Stankovic, a communications director, and Jovica Stepic, a driver, according to a statement from the Serbian ministry.

According to AFP, the ministry said it was doing "everything possible, in a difficult situation on the ground, to get more information and ensure the return of our citizens."

Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic is consulting with Libyan authorities on the matter.

As Al Bawaba previously reported, kidnappings are not uncommon in Libya. In October, dozens of Tunisian nationals were abducted by a militia linked with Fajr Dawn. In June, four Italians were kidnapped while working on a construction project for an oil company.

Libya has been in conflict since Moammar Ghaddafi was overthrown in 2011. Multiple government factions and extremists groups continue to battle for power.


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