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Three Kidnapped Tunisian Consular Staff Freed in Libya: Official

Three of the ten Tunisian consular staff kidnapped in Libya last week have been freed and negotiations over other hostages are continuing, a Libyan official and a Tunisian source said on Tuesday. Gunmen stormed the consulate in Tripoli on Friday. Tunisia is one of the few countries to still have a diplomatic presence in Tripoli since an armed faction called Libya Dawn took over the capital and forced out the internationally recognized government that now operates from the east.