Engineers kidnapped in Libya


Four foreign engineers working forTurkish construction firm Enka were kidnapped in south-west Libya, a Libyan state electricity official said.

The men, Turkish and South African, were taken while travelling from the airport in Ubari to a power plant they were helping build, the official said, asking not to be named. There was no immediate indication who had abducted them.

In a statement on its website, Enka referred to three Turkish citizens being kidnapped.
“Around midday in Libya three of our citizens, two of them our personnel who were temporarily working in the country, were kidnapped by unidentified people while they were travelling outside the building site,” the statement said.
“Our company is following the subject closely, in contact with Turkish and Libyan authorities,” it added.

Work at the Ubari plant has been going on for years, disrupted periodically by tribal clashes or other security problems.