The Italian Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya.
The ministry said that the workers had been working for Italian oil company ENI S.p.A in Mellitah, western Tripoli.
A crisis unit was set up to communicate with the victims’ families and ENI officials.
Italy called its envoy back and closed its embassy in Libya in February and warned Italian citizens to leave Libya after an increase in violent attacks.
Libya has been in turmoil in recent years. It is currently divided between two parliaments, - the General National Council (GNC) which administers the capital, Tripoli, and the rival House of Representatives based in the eastern city of Tobruk.