Libyan physician kidnapped in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- A Libyan charity ophthalmologist was kidnapped by an unknown group on Tuesday in Tripoli, local media reported.

Miloud Araoud was taken from his house by unidentified gunmen to an unknown location.

No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

Many similar kidnappings take place in Libya where gangs abduct victims and demand their families to pay ransom for their release.

Araoud is a charity ophthalmologist who travels around the country to treat patients free of charge.

[ Editor: meng ]


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