BEIRUT: Two Lebanese who were reportedly kidnapped Sunday on their way to Beirut’s airport were released, the state-run National News Agency said.
Other local media outlets reported that the two, identified as brothers Rajab and Ramez al-Saeedi from Tripoli, north Lebanon, were detained.
Voice of Lebanon Radio Station said the siblings were interrogated and released 10 hours after their abduction, without specifying their abductors.
The incident took place as the al-Saeedi brothers made their way to Rafik Hariri International Airport to pick up their father.
Two Saudi diplomats were detained earlier this week by members of Hezbollah as they went to an auto repair shop in Beirut's southern suburbs, Saudi Ambassador Ali Awad Asiri said.
“Members of Hezbollah detained two Saudi nationals in [Beirut’s southern suburbs] and investigated them for hours before releasing them at midnight after intervention and contacts,” Ali Awad Asiri told pan-Arab Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat in an article published Saturday.
Hezbollah has upped its security since the August car bombing in Beirut's pro- Hezbollah southern suburbs, inspecting passing vehicles and checking identification cards.
Hezbollah’s rivals have criticized the so-called self-protective measures at the entrances to the suburbs, saying state security should do the work instead.