Two Telugu teachers held hostage in Libya rescued, says Swaraj

Two Indians, who were held captive in Libya for over a year, have been rescued.

Published: 15th September 2016 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2016 03:46 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Two Telugu teachers abducted in Libya a year ago have been released, with their families heaving a huge sigh of relief.

Anxiously waiting and praying for their safe return for more than a year, the families of the two teachers were excited as the news of their release was broken by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday.

"I am happy to inform that T. Gopalakrishna (AP) and C. Balaram Kishan (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since July 29, 2015 have been rescued," she tweeted.

Gopalakrishna and Balaram Kishan were teachers at the University of Sirte and were abducted by Islamic State (IS) terrorists while they were on their way to Tripoli airport to return to India.

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