Two British journalists detained in Libya
A British Foreign Office spokeswoman said two British nationals had been detained and confirmed their identities.
Tripoli: Libyan militiamen have detained two British journalists working for Iran's Press TV and are now holding them in the capital Tripoli, officials and the media station said.
Press TV said on its website a reporter and cameraman along with two local residents were seized on Wednesday by a brigade in the coastal town of Misrata, whose rebel fighters fought in last year's war which ousted Muammar Gaddafi.
It said it had not been in contact with the four since Tuesday. It identified the two British men as Nicholas Davies and Gareth Montgomery-Johnson.
A source at the Libyan Interior Ministry confirmed they were being held by a Misrata brigade in Tripoli. A British Foreign Office spokeswoman said two British nationals had been detained and confirmed their identities. "Our embassy in Tripoli is providing consular assistance," she said. It was not clear why the men had been detained.
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