Masked gunmen abduct Egyptian Christians in Libya

January 3, 2015 10:41 PM

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The incident comes after a similar number of Christians were kidnapped at a fake checkpoint last week as they tried leaving the same city.

Around 15 armed men in masks stormed a complex housing workers early Saturday, going room to room and forcing residents to show identification before separating Muslims from Christians, one witness said. The militants handcuffed and took into custody about 13 Coptic Christians, all reportedly men.

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