Catholic priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted in March last year allegedly by terrorists in Yemen, has been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. PIC/Sushma Swaraj Twitter account.
"I am happy to inform that Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been rescued," she tweeted. PIC/ Twitter
Deputed to work with the Missionaries of Charity in a home for the elderly in Aden, Uzhunnalil was kidnapped by the IS on March 4, 2016, during a raid in which four nurses, including an Indian, and 12 others were killed. PIC/ Twitter
According to reports in Thiruvananthapuram, the priest was flown from Yemen to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. PIC/youtubenews telegram
He will be flown to Kerala later in the day. INFO/IANS. PIC/www.catholicfocus.in