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Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said. The incident was the latest targeting Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ended autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi's four-decade reign. "The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars," Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said. The incident was the latest targeting Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ended autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi's four-decade rule. "The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars," Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

Jordanian ambassador seized in Libya, kidnappers demand prisoner release

By Feras Bosalum and Suleiman Al-Khalidi TRIPOLI/AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen who demanded an Islamist militant be released from a Jordanian jail in exchange for the diplomat's freedom. The masked gunmen shot and wounded the driver of Ambassador Fawaz al-Itan's car as they snatched the diplomat from a street in the capital Tripoli, Libya's Foreign Ministry said.

Gunmen kidnap Jordan's ambassador to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said. Meanwhile, the US embassy said a Libyan security guard had disappeared after work Monday night and is believed to have been abducted. Tuesday's incident was the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ended autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi's four-decade reign.

Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador to Libya as he rode to work in Tripoli on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, officials said. It was the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ousted autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi. "The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars," Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

Libyan oil returns to export market

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Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador as he travelled to work in the Libyan capital on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, the two countries' governments said. It is the latest targeting of Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ousted autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi. "The Jordanian ambassador was kidnapped this morning. His convoy was attacked by a group of hooded men on board two civilian cars," Libyan foreign ministry spokesman Said Lassoued told AFP.

Gunmen kidnap Jordan envoy to Libya

Masked gunmen kidnapped Jordan's ambassador as he travelled to work in the Libyan capital on Tuesday, shooting at his car and wounding his driver, the Tripoli and Amman governments said. It is the latest incident in which Libyan leaders and foreign diplomats have been targeted in the increasingly lawless North African country, three years after NATO-backed rebels ousted autocratic leader Moamer Kadhafi.

US denounces threats against Libyan PM

The United States on Monday denounced as "unconscionable" threats made against the Libyan prime minister and cabinet members, saying the country needed to move forward. "At a time when Libya most needs political consensus to move forward its democratic transition, extortion by physical attack must not hijack the process of peaceful dialogue," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

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