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Libya Islamists abduct 20 Egypt Christians: govt source

Image from a video made available on October 9, 2014, by the official Islamist media outlet of Benghazi-based Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group, al-Raya Media Foundation, allegedly shows a tank, belonging to the group, in the Libyan city of BenghaziIslamist militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said. Their identity was not immediately clear, except that they were said to be Coptic Christians. Thousands of Egyptians work in Libya, mainly in the construction and craft sectors, and they have been targeted as the country has descended into chaos. In February, the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians who had been shot were found near the second city of Benghazi.

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