close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Two of four Indians abducted in Libya by ISIS released, brought back to Sirte, says MEA

Two of the four Indians detained in Libya have been brought back safely to University of Sirte, the Ministry o External Affairs confirmed on Friday evening.


Two of four Indians abducted in Libya by ISIS released, brought back to Sirte, says MEA

Delhi: Two of the four Indians abducted in Libya have been brought back safely to University of Sirte, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday evening.

The government said that efforts were on to secure the release of the other two.

However, it was not immediately known how they were freed.

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying: "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." 

Vikas Swarup, official spokesperson, MEA also posted on micro-blogging website: "Welcome news from Libya. Two of the four detained Indians brought back safely to University of Sirte. Our efforts continue for the remaining two."

Earlier reports had said that four Indian teachers, who were returning to India from Tripoli and Tunis, had been kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by the Islamic State terror group (IS).

Of them, two are from Hyderabad, one from Raichur and one from Bengaluru.

Government had earlier said that the four Indians were "detained" at a check point, about 50 km from Sirte, as per PTI.

The area is under the control of the terror outfit.

Earlier in the morning, Swaraj had briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the incident as also the steps being taken by the ministry to secure their release.

(With Agency inputs)

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video

DNA EXCLUSIVES

SBI Life IPO: India's first billion-dollar IPO in 7 years opens today, 5 points to know

Purging the realty sector: Implementing a strong RERA can help weed out the problems

Mumbai locals stuck in the '80s, overhauling ailing suburban rail system top priority: Piyush Goyal

Gurugram school episode holds a mirror to our society

Appeal for help: I’m Struggling To Save My 45-Day-Old Baby Girl