Attackers take 10 employees hostage at Tunisian consulate in Libya

Attackers take 10 employees hostage at Tunisian consulate in Libya

The foreign ministry said Tunisia’s government was monitoring the situation and working to secure the release of the employees.



By (AP)

Published: Fri 12 Jun 2015, 9:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:06 PM

TUNIS — Tunisia’s foreign ministry says an armed militia has attacked the Tunisian general consulate in Libya’s capital and taken 10 employees there hostage.

In a statement, the ministry condemned the attack, saying it was “a vile aggression” against Tunisia’s sovereignty and a violation of international conventions protecting diplomatic personnel.

The ministry statement Friday said Tunisia’s government was monitoring the situation and working to secure the release of the employees.

Libya has been divided between rival governments and hundreds of militias in the aftermath of its 2011 civil war that ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

 


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