Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: Govt

 Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday.

AFP| Updated: Jan 04, 2015, 00:39 AM IST

Benghazi: Islamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said on Saturday.

The source said the Ansar al-Sharia militia had kidnapped 13 of them on Saturday in the coastal city of Sirte and the rest of them there over the past few days. 

The identity of those kidnapped was not immediately clear, except that they were said to be Coptic Christians.