Seoul, SOUTH KOREA (AP) — The South Korean foreign ministry says Thursday a South Korean man kidnapped by gunmen in Libya three days ago has been freed.

The ministry says 39-year-old Han Seok-woo was rescued by Libyan authorities Wednesday and his four captors were arrested. Han is the chief of the Libyan unit of Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. 

The ministry said in a statement that the kidnappers "appear to be members of a small armed group." The statement said the South Korean Embassy has secured Han and he is in good health.

Han was abducted inTripoli's upscale Qarqarish neighborhood Sunday by four gunmen as he left the South Korean Embassy. The motive of the abduction was unknown.