Italian doctor reported missing in Libya

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The doctor had been working in a hospital in Tripoli, where there has been an increase in violence in recent months. Photo: Mahmud Turkia/AFP
15:14 CET+01:00
An Italian doctor in his seventies who worked in a hospital in Tripoli has gone missing in Libya, Italian media reported on Thursday.

The foreign ministry in Rome told AFP it had activated "all the search channels possible" and was "addressing the issue with the usual discretion".

The orthopaedic specialist who worked in a hospital in Dar Al Wafa in Suq Talat was reported missing by his colleagues on January 6th, the reports said.

Two female aid workers abducted in Syria five months ago were released and returned to Italy last week, while two other Italians are still missing.

Humanitarian aid worker Giovanni Lo Porto disappeared in January 2012 in Pakistan and Jesuit priest Paolo Dall'Oglio, a promoter of dialogue between religions, went missing in Syria in July 2013.

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