VIENNA - Fighters from the Islamic State group attacked an oil field in Libya, killing several members of the security detail at the site; nine foreign workers are missing, European officials said Saturday.
Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss said the Friday attack occurred at the al-Ghani oil field, south of Sirte. Security teams retook the site, but nine foreign workers are unaccounted for, including one Austrian, one Czech, and seven non-EU citizens.
No demands have been made by any group or individual for their return.
The Czech Foreign Ministry confirmed that a Czech national was missing after the attack. Spokeswoman Michaela Lagronova said the ministry is in contact with the family of the missing person and is cooperating with Austria.