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Abductions In Libya
Govt in efforts to rescue two Bangladeshis
Saleem Samad
Published : Thursday, 12 March, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 88

Bangladesh authorities are in frantic efforts to contact countries whose citizens were abducted by the Islamic State militants in Libya last week, with a hope that two Bangladeshis also kidnapped there could be freed.
A senior official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) told this correspondent that Bangladesh was in constant touch with the Philippines, Austria, Czech Republic and Ghana. The abducted are four Filipinos, two Bangladeshis, an Austrian, a Czech and a Ghanaian, according to Libyan authorities.
Bangladesh's embassy in Tripoli has remained in close touch with Libya's National Oil Company and VAOS, the company targeted in the attack, the official said.
None of the countries of the victims and the Libyan government have any information about the whereabouts of the abducted nine foreign workers, said the senior official at the African Desk in the ministry.











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