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15/09/2016 10:24 AM IST | Updated 15/09/2016 10:41 AM IST

Two Indians Held Captive In Libya For Over A Year Have Been Rescued, Tweets Sushma Swaraj

T. Gopalakrishna and C. BalaramKishan were abducted by Islamic State militants in July last year.

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NEW DELHI -- Two Indians, who were held captive in Libya for over a year, have been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

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

The two Indians, who were teaching at Libya's Sirte University, were abducted by Islamic State militants in July last year.

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