"Five citizens of the Czech Republic disappeared in the Beqaa valley in eastern Lebanon. The Lebanese police found an empty car with local license plates, in which personal belongings of these people, including Czech passports, were found. Their local taxi driver also disappeared with them," Lagronova said in a statement.
The spokeswoman added that the Foreign Ministry will call an emergency meeting regarding the incident in the coming hours.
In March 2011, seven Estonian citizens were kidnapped in the same area. They were held captive for 113 days and later released following the Lebanese security services’ interference. A terrorist organization allegedly linked with al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.