A source from the Ministry of Health has confirmed that six doctors were kidnapped from a medical convoy, while on its way to Ghadames city, north-west of Libya.

The source added that the kidnappers are an armed group from the city of Zintan.

For his part, the Director of Ghadames hospital, Mohammed Al-Thani, disclosed that the kidnappers are demanding the release of a resident from Zintan city held by the Special Deterrent Force (SDF), pointing out that he is in contact with the Municipal Council and elders of Zintan to secure the release of the doctors.

He also confirmed that communications were made with the doctors to make sure they were safe and well.