Islamic state claims abduction of 21 Christians in Libya

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Statement does not give nationalities but Egypt says 20 of its citizens have been abducted in two separate incidents in Libya

Agence France-Presse in Benghazi
The Guardian,
Monday 12 January 2015 16.11 GMT

Islamic State’s branch in Libya has claimed the abduction of 21 Christians, a monitor reported on Monday, as Egypt confirmed that 20 of its citizens were being held in the country.

“Urgent. Soldiers of the Islamic State captured 21 Christian crusaders,” the jihadists said in a statement picked up by the Site Intelligence Group.

Three pictures showing several men were published alongside the terse statement, which did not specify when the men were abducted and did not reveal their nationality.

A spokesman for the Egyptian foreign ministry said 20 Egyptians had been abducted in two separate incidents in neighbouring Libya. He did not say when they were kidnapped.

Badr Abdel Atti did not specify their religious affiliation…

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