Five Czechs and Lebanese driver missing in Lebanon

Story highlights

  • Lebanese security officials said to mount "massive" operation to find missing Czechs
  • Czech, Lebanese foreign ministers spoke by phone on Saturday

(CNN)Five Czech citizens and their local driver have gone missing in Lebanon, a spokeswoman for the Czech Foreign Ministry said Sunday.

The spokeswoman, Michaela Lagronova, said a "massive" operation is underway to find the missing people. She declined to comment on speculation about how they disappeared.
    The Czech government was informed by Lebanese authorities on Saturday about the missing citizens.
    The search for those missing is being conducted by Lebanese security forces, Lagronova said. She declined to name the missing people, although she said their identities are known to authorities.
    Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek spoke by telephone Saturday with his Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil, and the two ministers agreed to work together to do everything possible to find the missing people, Lagronova said.