Two Italian hostages set free in Libya

ROME, March 4 (KUNA) — Two Italian civilians held hostage in Libya since last July have been freed, a senior Italian member of parliament said on Friday.
The move came just one day after two other captives were reported to have been killed in the north African state, Head of the Italian Senate’s Defence Committee Nicola Latorre told reporters.
The four were employees of the Italian construction company Bonatti and were seized last July near a compound owned by the oil and gas group Eni.
The two freed men are reportedly in good health and were in the hands of the local police.
However, the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement it would verify the release, while the wife of one of them confirmed it and received a phone call from her husband. (end) mn.mt