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2 of 4 Indians abducted in Libya released

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, July 31 - Two out of four Indian teachers kidnapped in Libya allegedly by the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) while returning to India from Tripoli on July 29 were released today.

�Four Indians abducted in Libya; I am happy we have been able to secure the release of Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar. Trying for other two,� External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the two Indians have been brought back safely to University of Sirte and efforts are continuing for the remaining two.

�Two days ago, on July 29 at around 11 pm, our Mission in Tripoli came to know that four Indian nationals who were returning to India via Tripoli and Tunis, were detained at a checkpoint, about 50 kms from Sirte. Of the four Indians, two were from Hyderabad and one each from Raichur and Bengaluru. Three of them are faculty members at the Sirte University and one was working at the Sirte University branch in Jufra,� he said. � PTI

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2 of 4 Indians abducted in Libya released

NEW DELHI, July 31 - Two out of four Indian teachers kidnapped in Libya allegedly by the Islamic State terror group (ISIS) while returning to India from Tripoli on July 29 were released today.

�Four Indians abducted in Libya; I am happy we have been able to secure the release of Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar. Trying for other two,� External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said.

MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the two Indians have been brought back safely to University of Sirte and efforts are continuing for the remaining two.

�Two days ago, on July 29 at around 11 pm, our Mission in Tripoli came to know that four Indian nationals who were returning to India via Tripoli and Tunis, were detained at a checkpoint, about 50 kms from Sirte. Of the four Indians, two were from Hyderabad and one each from Raichur and Bengaluru. Three of them are faculty members at the Sirte University and one was working at the Sirte University branch in Jufra,� he said. � PTI