Two Italians kidnapped in Niger released in Libya

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October 14, 2006 14:05

 
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Two Italian tourists kidnapped on August 22 by bandits in Niger were released by their captors on Saturday in Libya, the Italian foreign ministry said. The ministry thanked Libyan authorities, saying that help from a Libyan foundation was vital in resolving the case. The two men were abducted while traveling with a tour group in Niger's vast desert near the border with Chad. Claudio Chiodi and Ivano De Capitani were held by a group which calls itself Far Sahara, the Foreign Ministry said. "We're in Tripoli, we got in during the night. We are well, we are in good physical condition," Chiodi told RAI state TV in a telephone call. "We think we'll be back in Italy tonight. We thank everyone."

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