Two Indians Abducted in Tripoli: MEA


New Delhi: Two Indian nationals, one from Odisha and another from Andhra Pradesh, have been abducted in Tripoli, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. “Our mission in Tripoli is making further inquiry for confirmation of the incident. The matter has been taken up at diplomatic level,” he said.

Swarup said  that all efforts are being made to ensure well being and secure early release of our nationals. The two Indians have been identified as Pravash Ranjan Samal from Odisha and Ramamurthy Kosanam of Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier four Indians had been detained near the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, an area that is under the control of Islamic State militants, but that it had secured the release of two of them.