Indian doctor kidnapped in Libya has been released

An Indian man who was kidnapped in Libya has been rescued and is being brought back to India shortly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday night. (Representational Image)

India has secured the release of a national who was kidnapped in Libya, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced on Tuesday evening, according to Indian media.

The Indian national, Ramamurthy Kosanam, is currently with the Indian diplomatic officials in Libya and is likely to return home soon, Indian media added.

“We have rescued Dr. Ramamurthy Kosanam in Libya. Dr. Kosanam has suffered a bullet injury. We are bringing him to India shortly,” said Swaraj on an Indian social media platform.

She added, “With this, we have rescued all the six Indians abducted there. I appreciate the good work done by our mission there.”

India had secured the release of two nationals from the captivity of suspected Islamic State fighters in September 2016 after protracted negotiations.

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