Libya intelligence official kidnapped in Tripoli

Last Updated: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:35

Tripoli: Libya`s deputy director of intelligence Mustafa Noah was kidnapped in the Tripoli airport Sunday after he returned on a flight from Turkey, two security sources said.

Noah, who is the head of the intelligence agency`s espionage unit, was pulled into a car as he left the airport, reported Xinhua citing one of the security sources.

Libya has been experiencing a wave of political unrest, kidnappings and violent clashes.

Two years after the 2011 conflict, Libyan authorities are still struggling to rein in numerous armed groups and militias roaming the country.

Last Friday, a group of militamen opened fire at hundreds of protesters in Tripoli who were demanding the armed groups move out of the capital, killing at least 42 people and wounding 460 others, the Libyan interior ministry reported.

IANS

First Published: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:35

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