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Italian engineer kidnapped in Libya, 2 other Europeans missing: Official

Published on Jul 7, 2014 12:35 AM

ROME (AFP) - An Italian engineer working in Libya was kidnapped at the weekend, the Foreign Ministry in Rome said on Sunday, while two other Europeans were reported missing in the same attack.

"We can confirm that one of our citizens has been kidnapped," a spokesman at the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

According to the Italian media, Mr Marco Vallisa and two co-workers from Bosnia and Macedonia disappeared from a coastal town in the west of Libya on Saturday.

Bosnia's Foreign Ministry said one of its citizens was missing "without being able to confirm immediately if he was kidnapped", while Macedonian officials had no information on the reports.

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