Three kidnapped Tunisian consular staff freed in Libya: official

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 2:16 PM

TUNIS (Reuters) - Three of the ten Tunisian consular staff kidnapped in Libya last week have been freed and negotiations over other hostages are continuing, a Libyan official and a Tunisian source said on Tuesday.

Gunmen stormed the consulate in Tripoli on Friday.

Tunisia is one of the few countries to still have a diplomatic presence in Tripoli since an armed faction called Libya Dawn took over the capital and forced out the internationally recognized government that now operates from the east.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami in Tripoli and Tarek Amara in Tunis; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Louise Ireland)