Libyan parliament condemns kidnapping of deputy intelligence chief

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TRIPOLI, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Libya’s eastern-based parliament on Friday condemned the kidnapping of deputy chief of intelligence, Ahmad al-Arebi, and his son.

“The Libyan House of Representatives condemns the kidnapping of the Deputy Chief of Intelligence, Ahmad al-Arebi, and his son on Tuesday morning by unknown men, who took him to an unidentified location,” the parliament said in a statement.

The Libyan House of Representatives demands all security agencies to take their responsibilities and perform their duties to search the deputy chief and his son, and open an investigation into the incident fast, the statement said.

According to local media, al-Arebi and his son were taken from their residence in the eastern city of Benghazi by unknown men driving military vehicles.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

Benghazi is controlled by the eastern-based army, which is allied with the eastern authorities.

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