Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil abducted by ISIS in Yemen rescued after 18 months

kerala | Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
Team Asianet Newsable
Highlights
  • Father Tom Uzhunnalil was under the custody of Islamic terrorists for 18 months
  • The terrorists kidnapped him from Yemen on March, 4, 2016
  • As many as 16 persons, including four nuns, were killed in the attack carried out by assailants

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was allegedly kidnapped ISIS-affiliates in Yemen was finally rescued with the assistance of Oman. 

The suspected ISIS terrorists kidnapped him from Yemen on March, 4, 2016. The Islamic terrorists took him into custody after they stormed into the home for elderly which was managed by the Missionaries of Charity nuns in Aden.

As many as 16 people, including four nuns, were killed in the attack carried out by assailants, before kidnapping the priest. Uzhunnalil was serving as the chaplain of the house.

Reports claim that the health of the freed Kerala priest, remains a matter of concern. He is currently in Oman and will be flown to Kerala on Tuesday itself.

The priest was released following the intervention of the government of Oman.

 

The priest belongs to Salesians of Don Bosco’s Bangalore province. He had been working as a missionary under Bishop Paul Hinder, apostolic vicar of Southern Arabia. He hails from Kottayam.

The efforts to rescue the priest had been going on for quite some time. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had promised that no effort will be spared to secure the release of the priest. 

Also read:Sparing no effort to trace Kerala priest kidnapped by Islamic State: Swaraj

 

 

Comments 0
Add Comment

    Nalapad threatens father after his bail plea was rejected: An epitome of arrogance?

    video | Saturday, March 3rd, 2018