Out of the four Indians that were kidnapped in Libya by members of the Islamic State, two have been brought back and are safe in the University of Sirte. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj even tweeted about it.

Source: Source: Deccan Chronicle

She wrote that she was happy about Lakshmikant and Vijay Kumar being released from captivity and the Ministry is trying for the other two.

While efforts for securing release of the other two captives are going on, The official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Vikas Swarup, tweeted confirming the positive developments.

The four Indian teachers had been kidnapped by the Islamic State on a checkpoint 50 Kms from Sirte, while they were on their way back to India. The checkpoint comes under the control of IS which has acquired a lot of territory in Syria and Iraq and is expanding further in the region.

Around 40 Indians, who went missing in Iraq last year, are still nowhere be found. Repeated efforts to secure their release have been in vain.