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Libya says kidnapped Egypt diplomats freed

A soldier from the Libyan army mans a checkpoint in the capital Tripoli on January 26, 2014. Egypt's ambassador and his staff have left Libya for security reasons after the kidnapping of five of their colleagues, the foreign ministry said. The evacuation had been decided on security grounds, he said, as Libyan authorities worked to secure the release of the abducted diplomats. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 27, 2014, on page 9.

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