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Jordan ambassador to Libya kidnapped

By JT - Apr 15,2014 - Last updated at Apr 15,2014

AMMAN –– Jordanian ambassador to Libya Fawaz Aitan was kidnapped in Tripoli on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry confirmed.

Sabah Rafie, the ministry’s spokesperson told The Jordan Times that authorities are following up on the issue, indicating that there is no information about the kidnappers as no group has announced its responsibility yet.

But according to Agence France Presse (AFP), the jordanian envoy was abducted by gunmen travelling in two cars in an attack that left his driver wounded, the Libyan authorities said.

"The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars," ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

A security official said the ambassador's driver suffered gunshot wounds during the kidnapping.

It is the latest incident in which Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats have been targeted in the increasingly lawless country.

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