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Bangladeshis in Tripoli Safe, Ambassador Says
22/08/2011 16:40:00
Bangladeshis living in Tripoli are safe and staying in their homes as rebels were fighting their last battle against pro-Gaddafi forces to take over the Libyan capital, Bangladesh Ambassador to Libya Nur Uz Zaman told private UNB news agency Monday afternoon.

While Libyan rebels are fighting their last battle against pro-Al Qathafi forces to take over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Bangladesh Ambassador to Libya Nur Uz Zaman has said that Bangladeshis living in the capital are safe and staying in their homes.

Mr Zaman said that late afternoon, "The situation looks murky…we're hearing gunshots and bombings. It sounds like last minute resistance by pro-AL Qathafi forces to protect the capital."

Asked about the evacuation of foreign diplomats in Tripoli, he said that the Libyan foreign ministry on Sunday asked them not to venture outside of their homes but did not speak about any evacuations. The Ambassador said the embassy has been advising the Bangladeshi nationals over the phone phone to stay indoors. He said: "They are safe and secure."

Zaman said the road from Tripoli to Tunisia for civilians' evacuation has been closed since rebels are entering Tripoli through that route.

Two embassy staff members are working round-the-clock at the embassy control room and giving necessary advices to the Bangladeshi nationals, he said.
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