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'Various activities' underway to rescue S. Korean hostage in Libya: official

Diplomacy 10:37 November 12, 2018

SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- A South Korean man kidnapped by an armed group in Libya in July has been confirmed to be in good health amid "various activities" to win his release, a government official here said Monday.

The South Korean foreign ministry official cited consultations with the Libyan authorities on the matter.

"(They) confirmed that our national, held hostage in a southern Libyan region, remains safe and healthy," the official told reporters, requesting anonymity.

Regarding efforts to rescue him, the official said there are various moves but would not elaborate.

The man and three Filipinos were kidnapped on July 6 in an attack on a water project site in western Libya.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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