Gunmen have attacked an oilfield in southern Libya, abducting 4 engineers, together with three Libyans and a Romanian national.

Based on a local safety official, who was talking on situation of anonymity, the 4 have been kidnapped from Sharara oilfield on Saturday and taken to an unknown destination.

No group has claimed accountability for the kidnapping but.

Safety forces have launched a manhunt for the abductors, the source stated.

On Friday, two Libyan engineers have been kidnapped from the identical oilfield however have been launched later.

Some sources, nevertheless, stated two of the 4 engineers kidnapped on Saturday have been later launched.

Libya plunged into chaos in 2011, when its long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed and rival militia teams and factions began vying for energy and territory.

The following power vacuum led to the emergence of a number of rival seats of presidency, together with one in Tobruk and one other in Tripoli, together with a bunch of heavily-armed militant teams, together with Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.

Last week, suspected Daesh terrorists killed two staff and kidnapped two others at a water plant in southeastern Libya. An engineer and a guard have been shot dead and two guards have been kidnapped within the raid on Tazirbu site, in accordance with a press release from the Great Man-made River Mission, a pipe community supplying ground water from Libyan Sahara.

The statement stated the raid bore the hallmarks of an assault by Daesh terrorists.

A day earlier, members of an unidentified armed group kidnapped three Filipinos and one Korean employed as technicians at al-Hassouna plant, a part of the identical water community connecting desert wells to cities and cities in northern Libya.