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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA

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'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA

'Govt in touch with Libyan authorities to rescue 7 abducted Indians' MEA

Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them.

The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

"The Indians were kidnapped at a place called Asshwerif on September 14.

They were on their way to Tripoli airport to catch a flight to India.

The Indians were working at a construction, oil field supplies company," MEA Spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava said.

He added that in September 2015, Indians were advised to avoid travelling to Libya and later in May 2016, the government imposed a complete travel ban which is still in force.

"Our Embassy in Tunisia has reached out to Libyan govt authorities concerned.

The Indians are safe, their photographs have been shown to us.

The government is in touch with their family members and the employer.

We are trying our best to secure their release from captivity," Srivastava said.


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Seven Indians were kidnapped in Libya last month, the Ministry of External Affairs said. It added that India is in touch with Libya authorities to rescue them. The Indians hail from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. “The Indians were kidnapped at a place called Asshwerif on September 14. They were on their way to Tripoli airport to catch a flight to India. The Indians were working at a construction, oil field supplies company,” MEA Spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava said. He added that in September 2015, Indians were advised to avoid travelling to Libya and later in May 2016, the government imposed a complete travel ban which is still in force. “Our Embassy in Tunisia has reached out to Libyan govt authorities concerned. The Indians are safe, their photographs have been shown to us. The government is in touch with their family members and the employer. We are trying our best to secure their release from captivity,” Srivastava said.

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