Filipino nurses kidnapped from Sirte, Libya

2015-03-16 22:34
The ambulance carrying the body of a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was killed by armed men near the city of Sirte, Libya. (AP Photo via AP video)

The ambulance carrying the body of a staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who was killed by armed men near the city of Sirte, Libya. (AP Photo via AP video)

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Cairo - A Libyan militia official says four nurses from the Philippines have been kidnapped in broad daylight from a hospital in the city of Sirte, while several others were evacuated.

The official who belongs to the 166 Battalion, a militia which is battling the local Islamic State (ISIS) group branch for control of Sirte, told The Associated Press that the kidnapping took place on Monday afternoon.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the press.

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