NEW DELHI -- An Indian nurse and her infant son have been killed in a rocket attack on their apartment in a town near the Libyan capital, an official said Saturday.
The attack on Sunu Sathyan's home took place Friday, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a tweet.
I have received report reg the death of an Indian nurse and her infant son in Libya. This happened in Zawiya - 45 Kms from Tripoli. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 26, 2016
On 25 March 2016 around 4 pm Mrs Sunu Sathyan an Indian nurse from Kerala and her son Pranav were killed when a rocket their apartment. /2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 26, 2016
Sathyan worked in a hospital in the town of Zawiya, Swaraj said, adding that she has asked the 26 other Indians working at the hospital to leave the area.
The Press Trust of India news agency said that Sathyan's husband, also a nurse, was at work when the attack took place.
It was not immediately clear who fired the rocket.
Libya's chaos, five years after the uprising that led to the ouster and killing of longtime autocrat Moammar Gadhafi, has left the country deeply divided and ruled by an internationally recognized government and parliament based in the east and a rival government and parliament in the capital, Tripoli, backed by Islamist-allied militias.
We have got in touch with her husband Vipin Kumar. There are 26 more Indians working in Zawiya hospital. /3— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 26, 2016
We have issued advisories many times. I request you once again - Please move out of the conflict zones. Pl RT— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 26, 2016
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