4 Italian Journalists Abducted in Libya, Driver Killed

Journalists were on highway between Zawiyah and Tripoli
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 24, 2011 2:13 PM CDT
Libya Unrest: 4 Italian Journalists Abducted, Driver Killed
A Libyan rebel fighter dashes over a street to evade sniper fire in Zawiyah, August 19, 2011.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Italy's foreign ministry says four Italian journalists have been kidnapped and their driver killed, apparently by Libyan regime loyalists, as they traveled down the highway to Tripoli. The abductions occurred today on a stretch of highway between Zawiyah, 30 miles west of Tripoli, and the Libyan capital. Italian news reports said one reporter was able to make a call to Milan saying the four Italians were OK. (Read more Tripoli stories.)

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