Two Tunisians abducted in Libya freed: Embassy

Photo: Two Tunisians abducted in Libya freed: Embassy / Arabic region

A Tunisian diplomat and a fellow embassy staffer abducted in Libya earlier this year were freed by their abductors on Sunday after months in captivity, an embassy source said, Ahram Online reported.

"They have been freed and should be returning to Tunisia soon," the source, who declined to be identified, told AFP, adding that the pair were in good health.

Diplomats in Tripoli say militias which fought to topple the Muammar Gaddafi regime in the 2011 uprising often carry out kidnappings to blackmail other countries into releasing Libyans they hold.

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