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Two of four kidnapped Indians released in Libya by ISIS

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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.
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.
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.