Pakistani oil engineer kidnapped by armed groups in Ubari
An unknown armed group kidnapped a Pakistani engineer working in an oil field near the southern Libyan city of Ubari, some 900 km south of the capital Tripoli.
“The continued kidnappings and absence of official security in the south are due to the lack of government support for the security and military departments as well as some tribal factors,” said Ramadan Saleh, the security coordinator in Ubari municipality, reported Xinhua on Saturday.
“The claim that there are security and military agencies operating is not true, because tribes run things in the south, and this is the imbalance and the basis of the problem,” Saleh explained to Xinhua.
Last November, Turkish engineers from ENKA, which was operating in Ubari on the gas power plant, were kidnapped and their whereabouts are still unknown.
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