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South Korean official kidnapped in Libya: Yonhap

Published on Jan 20, 2014 7:48 AM

SEOUL (REUTERS) – A South Korean trade official has been kidnapped in Libya, the foreign ministry in Seoul said on Monday.

A foreign ministry official confirmed the identity of the kidnapped man as Han Seok Woo, the head of trade relations at the Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency in Libya.

Yonhap News Agency said four men abducted Mr Han when he was leaving for work at 1am Seoul time on Monday. It said there had been no word yet from the kidnappers.

His whereabouts and the reason for the abduction were unknown.

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