Libya releases 7 kidnapped Indian men

Kidnapped in Libya, the seven Indian nationals have been released, the Indian ambassador to Tunisia Informed on October 11.

Confirming the news of their release, Indian envoy to Tunisia, Puneet Roy Kundal said the seven men that hailed from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, were kidnapped from Asshwerif in Libya on September 14.

The Indian mission in Tunisia looks after the welfare of the Indian nationals in the country. And, on October 8, India had confirmed that seven of its nationals were kidnapped in Libya and that it is working to free them.

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava, in his weekly press conference, said, “Our Embassy in Tunisia, which handles matters relating to the welfare of Indian nationals in Libya, has reached out to the Libyan government authorities concerned, as also the international organisations present there, to seek their help in rescuing the Indian nationals. The employer has been contacted by the kidnappers and shown photographs as proof that the Indian nationals were safe and keeping well.”

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