At Least 20 Egyptian Christians Kidnapped in Libya

January 3, 2015 11:57 AM

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A priest and a witness say masked gunmen in central Libya have kidnapped 20 Coptic Christians from Egypt.

Witness Hanna Aziz told The Associated Press that the gunmen in the Libyan city of Sirte went room by room in their residence at 1 a.m. Saturday and asked for identification papers to separate Muslim workers from Christians. Aziz says the gunmen handcuffed and drove away with the Christians.

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