Some 50 Serbian nationals who work in the Petrolcomet oil company have been attacked by armed robbers near the Libyan city of Ras Lanuf, Serbian media reported.
"Yesterday evening, some 20 armed people attacked our camp, trying to steal our cars and rob us," the B-92 radio quoted an email letter from workers as saying.
The robbers eventually took a large sum of money and a car, the workers said.
The Serbs planned to head for the capital, Tripoli, but received reports that the road to the Libyan capital was blocked. Petrolcomet said all those attacked were alive.
Reports from Libya suggest that over 200 people have been killed by government forces since protests against the country's longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi began last week. Unrest started in the west of the country, but has now spread to the capital, Tripoli.
Russian railroad monopoly Russian Railways said Monday it was evacuating its employees from Libya.
"A special group of Russian Railways representatives will fly to Libya to organize evacuation," the company said.
Earlier Monday, it said there are 204 employees of Russian Railways and its subsidiaries in Libya.
Russian energy giant Gazprom's subsidiary Gazprom International will also evacuate its employees, a source said.
SARAJEVO, February 21 (RIA Novosti)