Philippine Foreign Ministry demands release of kidnapped citizens in Libya

The Philippine Foreign Affairs Ministry called on Sunday the Libyan authorities to work for the release of three of its nationals abducted by an armed group last Friday from a water plant.

The Philippine foreign ministry said in a statement that they were in contact with the Libyan authorities to locate the kidnapped nationals and secure their release.

The Philippine Embassy in Libya said that unidentified gunmen entered a construction site 500 km from Tripoli and abducted five foreigners, three of whom are Filipinos and four Libyans, before releasing one of the foreign workers and all the Libyans.

On Friday, an armed group stormed the Al-Hasawna water plant in Al-Jafara were four foreign technicians were kidnapped, three from the Philippines and one from South Korea.

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