A Filipina nurse was abducted and held for several hours and allegedly raped while in captivity, a Saudi news site reported late Wednesday.
Citing reports from wire agencies, Arab News quoted medics and security officials in Libya as saying "unknown kidnappers" seized the nurse Wednesday in Tripoli.
The report said the abductors held the nurse "for several hours and raped her."
It quoted a health ministry statement as saying the incident could prompt the Philippine government to speed up the evacuation of its citizens.
Some 3,000 Filipinos work in Libya as doctors and nurses, the report added. — Joel Locsin/ELR, GMA News