Two oil workers freed in Libya

26 March 2015

Workers were employed by Value Added Oilfield Services

Two Bangladeshi oil workers have been freed in Libya, after being taken hostage from the Al-Ghani oil field on 6 March.

Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry has said the two men are now in a hospital in the port city of Sirte.

They were kidnapped along with seven other foreign workers. The other seized workers are made up of four Filipinos, an Austrian, a Czech and a Ghanaian.

Jihadist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis) controls part of Sirte and is suspected of carrying out the abductions.

The kidnapped workers were employed by the Malta-based oilfield management company Value Added Oilfield Services (VAOS).

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