Two of the Indians are from Hyderabad, one is from Raichur and one from Bengaluru. Three of them were faculty members at the University of Sirte and one was working at the Sirte University's branch in Jufra.
As per information, all of them were “detained” at a checkpoint about 50-Km from Sirte, an area that is under the control of the terror outfit.
It seems on 29 July the Indian mission in Tripoli learnt about the fact that four Indian nationals who were returning to India via Tripoli and Tunis, had been detained at a checkpoint approximately 50-Km from Sirte. Further details are awaited from the Head of Mission in Tripoli.
In this connection it may be noted that this incident came even when 39 Indians continue to be missing in Iraq. They had been taken hostage last year at the height of the fighting between Sunni militants and government forces and efforts by the Indians to get them released have yet to yield any result.
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