Los Angeles Times

Italian workers are kidnapped


Four Italian constructi­on workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of Mellitah, Italy’s Foreign Ministry said.

A ministry statement said the four were employees of the Bonatti constructi­on company.

The kidnapping occurred Sunday evening and family members had been informed overnight, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said in Brussels.

Intelligen­ce agents were working to get more informatio­n on the circumstan­ces of the kidnapping, he said.

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