Libya: Italian cemetary attacked in Tripoli, guard killed

2nd attack after recent kidnapping of Italian workers in Derna

21 January, 17:14

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 21 - The Italian cemetery in Tripoli was attacked late Sunday night for the second time in the past week, reports local media. A guard was killed and some graves were damaged. A first attack, which the media attributed to Gaddafi supporters, occurred on Saturday, January 19, a few days after the kidnapping of the Italian workers Francesco Scalise and Luciano Gallo. The two were taken hostage in Derna, Cyrenaica, a region out of Libyan authorities' control. No news have been reported on the workers, and their families have been asked by the Italian Foreign Ministry to refrain from commenting on the situation.


    © Copyright ANSA - All rights reserved