Armed group storms Tunisian consulate in Libyan capital, kidnap 10 staff

An armed group stormed the Tunisian consulate in the Libyan capital Tripoli and kidnapped 10 staff, the Tunisian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The incident was a “blatant attack on Tunisian national sovereignty and a flagrant violation of international laws and diplomatic norms”, the ministry said in a statement.

Libyan officials were not immediately available for comment. Tunisia is one of the few countries which still has a mission in Tripoli, which is controlled by a government not recognised by the international community.



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