Kidnapped Tunisian workers released

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Fourteen Tunisian workers kidnapped by armed men in western Libya three days ago were released on Sunday, the Tunisian foreign ministry said in a statement.

The gunmen said they would exchange the workers if a Libyan jailed in Tunisia was freed in return, the ministry said, without saying whether the Libyan had been released.



The 14 were seized in the small town of Zawiya, west of Tripoli, on their way to an oil refinery, a human rights activist said.