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Kidnapped Korean trade official released in Libya Updated: 2014-01-23 04:10:42 KST

A Korean trade official who was kidnapped by armed men in Libya over the weekend has been freed three days after he was taken hostage.
Citing an official from the Korean embassy in Tripoli, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reports Han Seok-woo, the head of the local branch of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, is now in the safe hands of the Korean embassy in Libya.
The official also said Han is in good health.
Libyan authorities have also arrested four men in connection to the abduction.
The Korean embassy in Libya is believed to have cooperated closely with the Libyan government, but did not take part in any direct negotiations with the gunmen.
Libya has struggled to stem violence and unrest across the country since the overthrow of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
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