Jordan's King assures family on Libya envoy's release

The Jordanian ambassador to Libya and two companions were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday.

Jordan's King assures family on Libya envoy's release

World Bulletin / News Desk

Jordan's King Abdullah II on Wednesday made a phone call with the family of his country's abducted ambassador to Libya, Fawaz al-Aitan, to assure them about his release, the diplomat's son said.

"The monarch asked the family to be patient," Ahmed al-Aitan told Anadolu Agency.

The king told the diplomat's brother over the phone that Jordanian authorities have doubled efforts to secure the ambassador's release and bring him home, al-Aitan said.

The Jordanian ambassador and two companions were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Libyan capital Tripoli on Tuesday.

The diplomat's driver was also injured during the kidnapping, Jordanian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Sabah al-Rafei told AA earlier.

According to eyewitnesses, al-Aitan's car was intercepted in the Mansoura district by four masked gunmen who abducted him and shot his driver.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the abduction.

Libya has been suffering political and security instability since the overthrow of strongman Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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