17 September 2015
For the second time in two months, two Indian nationals were kidnapped from Libya, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.
Pravash Ranjan Samal of Odisha and Ramamurthy Kosanam of Andhra Pradesh were based at Ibn-E-Sina Hospital of Sirte. The Indian mission in Tripoli is trying to trace them.
This is the second time in less than two months that Indians are being kidnapped in Libya.
… James M. Dorsey of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, who is a specialist in violent Arab and Islamist movements in Syria and Libya, told The Hindu that the situation in Sirte was too fluid at the moment to predict how the kidnappings would end, especially since the city had been overrun by the Islamic State. During the four-decade rule of Muammar Gaddafi, Sirte was known as the bastion of the Gaddafa tribe with close ties to the ruler.
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Last updated on 23/09/2015