Smoke fills the sky over Tripoli after rockets are fired by one of Libya's militias. Photo taken from Amnesty Iinternational
At least two Bangladeshi workers were killed in Libya’s capital Tripoli on Tuesday when they were caught in the clashes between the rebels and the government forces.
The deceased were initially identified as Jahangir Manir of Narsingdi and Md Milon of Jessore, confirmed a foreign ministry press statement today quoting Bangladesh Embassy in Tripoli.
The bodies will be sent back to Bangladesh as soon as possible, it added. In the clashes, another unidentified Bangladeshi was injured.
At least ten Bangladeshis were killed in such conflicts since February this year, according to the embassy officials.
The government last week suspended exporting manpower to Libya in the face of severe conflicts involving different forces in the North African country.
Besides, the migrants have been advised to remain alert and avoid conflict zones.
A civilian on a scooter talks to Lebanese army soldiers as he tries to make his way through a blocked road in Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli August 5, 2014. Photo: Reuters
As intensive clashes are currently ensuing between the rebels and the Libyan government forces, there is no air connectivity between Tripoli and Benghazi.
Currently, over 45,000 Bangladeshis are working in various sectors of the country.
But they are passing their days fearing assaults on them as Libya has recently become unsafe and volatile due to conflicts among different groups there.