IS Takes Foreign Hostages at Oilfield

Nine foreigners working for the Malta-based Austrian oil services company Value Added Oil Services (VAOS) have been abducted from in central Libya.

The four Filipinos, two Bangladeshis, an Austrian, a Czech and a Ghanaian are reported to were taken by militants linked to the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL).

They were working at the al-Ghani oil field (pictured) near Zalla, 750 kilometers southeast of Tripoli.

There are also unconfirmed reports that nine workers were killed in the attack.

(Sources: The Malta Independent, AP)

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