Two Italians, Canadian are kidnapped by an Algerian extremist in southern Libya, Il Giornale revealed

 Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. The government confirmed on 25 September 2016 that a Canadian had been taken hostage in Libya. Photograph: Albin L/Pacific/ Barcroft Images
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. The government confirmed on 25 September 2016 that a Canadian had been taken hostage in Libya. Photograph: Albin L/Pacific/ Barcroft Images

The Italian Il Giornale newspaper disclosed Monday that the two abducted Italian nationals in Libya’s Ghat are held by an Algerian extremist, who has asked for 4 million euros as a ransom.

The Italian newspaper confirmed that according to Algerian intelligence, the two Italians are still in southern Libya on the borders with Algeria along with the Canadian national, who was kidnapped with them as well.

Head of tribes in the southern region on the Libyan-Algerian border have been conducting negotiations with the kidnapper so that they can release the Italians and the Canadian safe and sound.

The three foreigners were kidnapped in mid-September in Ghat.

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