Armed group storms Tunisian consulate in Libyan capital, kidnap 10 staff - Tunisia

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Posted: Jun 12, 2015 10:19 AM

TUNIS (Reuters) - An armed group stormed the Tunisian consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli and kidnapped 10 staff, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The incident was a "blatant attack on Tunisian national sovereignty and a flagrant violation of international laws and diplomatic norms", the ministry said in a statement.

Libyan officials were not immediately available for comment. Tunisia is one of the few countries which still has a mission in Tripoli, which is controlled by a government not recognized by the international community.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Alison Williams)