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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