TRIPOLI, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Ambassador to Libya Hussein Akbari confirmed to Xinhua on Saturday that a total of seven Iranian aid workers, who had been detained in Libya for over two months, were set free earlier in the day.
The official Libyan TV has earlier reported the release of the group of Iranians, who are from the Red Crescent Society of Iran.
The seven were hauled away from their vehicle on the way back to their hotel by unknown kidnappers in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, according to the Libyan branch of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The organization has urged the kidnappers to release the aid workers, stressing that they are official guests to help the Libyan city with its relief efforts after the collapse of Muammar Gaddafi's regime a year ago.
The driver for the Iranian team, a Libyan volunteer, was spared in the kidnapping.