Kidnapped Korean Official Released in Libya

A Korean trade official who was kidnapped by armed men in Libya over the weekend has been freed three days after he was taken hostage.

Citing an official from the Korean embassy in Tripoli, Yonhap News Agency reported that Han Seok-woo, the head of the local branch of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, is now in the safe hands of the Korean embassy in Libya. The official said Han is in good health.

Libyan authorities have also arrested four men in connection with the abduction.

Arirang News / Jan. 23, 2014 11:09 KST