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7 Indian nationals kidnapped in Libya released

October 12, 2020 09:10 IST

Seven Indian nationals, who were kidnapped in Libya, have been released, the Indian ambassador to Tunisia said on Sunday.

The seven men hailing from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, were kidnapped from Asshwerif in Libya on September 14.

India does not have an embassy in Libya and the Indian mission in Tunisia looks after the welfare of Indians in Libya.

On Thursday, India had confirmed that seven of its nationals were kidnapped in Libya last month and that it was working to free them.


The external affairs ministry spokesperson had said that the kidnapped workers are safe and the Indian mission in Tunisia is in touch with the Libyan government for efforts to free them.

In September 2015, an advisory had been issued for Indian nationals to avoid travelling to Libya in view of the security situation there.

Later, in May 2016, the government imposed a complete travel ban irrespective of the purpose in view of the much-deteriorated security situation.

This travel ban is still in force.

Source: ANI