Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-The militants of Islamic group ISIS have made two Bangladeshi nationals hostage from Al-Ghani oil field in Sirte city of Libya on Friday.
On Monday, Bangladesh Embassy in Tropoli confirmed that Mr. Helal Uddin, hailing from Jamalpur district, was made hostage by the IS militants.
Today, the embassy said that another Bangladeshi national, Mohammad Anowar Hossain, was also abducted in the same incident.
“It has been informed that initially Mr. Anowar was mistakenly identified as Sudanese national having similar name,” said a press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
However, Anowar’s identification was confirmed by a Bangladeshi working in a neighboring oil field.
“Libyan Foreign Ministry informed our Mission that they were trying heart and soul to rescue them,” the statement added.
His passport number is AE3630754.
Bangladeshi Embassy in Tropoli confirmed the particulars of the abducted person.
“The Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli has confirmed that apart from Mr. Helal Uddin, another Bangladeshi has been identified who was among nine others abducted from Al Ghani Oil Field south of the city Sirte on Friday,” said the foreign ministry statement.
The incident took place when gunmen invaded the Al-Ghani oil field south of the city Sirte of Libya on Friday killing eleven guards, beheading a number of them before local forces fought back to retake control, the press statement said.
After this attack on last Friday, 21 Bangladeshis were taken to safe places who were employed in another neighbouring oil fields.
Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli is maintaining constant vigil on the matter.
Bangladesh Embassy is also in close contact with National Oil Company (NOC) of Libya and the concerned company VAOS where the incident took place.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the incident with Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli.
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