One of the two Indians Captured in Libya Flees From Captivity

One of the two Indians captured in Libya has managed to flee from captivity.

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Military units operated by the Tripoli government in Sirte, which the ISIS fought with for control of Sirte. (Photo: AP)

One of the two Indians abducted in Sirte in war-devastated Libya has managed to flee from captivity.

Sources said Pravash Ranjan Samal, from Odisha, escaped from the captors and conveyed to one of his friends that he was fine.

Samal and Ramamurthy Kosanam, a resident of Andhra Pradesh, were abducted from Ibn-e-Sina in Sirte where they were working.

The sources said efforts are on to secure Kosanam’s release.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said on Wednesday that abduction of the two Indians from Sirte has been taken up at diplomatic level.

Sirte is under the control of the Islamic State, which is steadily expanding its influence in central Libya.

(With inputs from PTI)

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