Two Italian workers kidnapped in Libya's east: source

Reuters News
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Posted: Jan 18, 2014 9:05 AM

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Two Italians have been abducted in an Islamist stronghold in eastern Libya, a security source said on Saturday.

The two construction workers were kidnapped in Derna, east of Benghazi, where they had been working on a road project, the security source said.

"We are trying to establish the identity of the kidnappers, to find out about their demands," the source said.

Derna is a stronghold of radical Islamists in the east of the OPEC producer.

(Reporting by Ghaith Shennib; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)