Bangladeshi taken hostage by Islamic State in Libya oilfield attack

March 9, 2015 10:38 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh on Monday confirmed one of its citizens was among nine foreign workers taken hostage last week by the Islamic State militant group in an attack on a Libyan oilfield.

Foreigners have increasingly become targets in Libya's turmoil, where two rival governments are battling for control and Islamist extremists have grown in the chaos that followed Muammar Gaddafi's ouster four years ago.

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