Aden attack: Mother Superior flown from Yemen to Abu Dhabi

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Thiruvananthapuram, March 7 (IANS) The Mother Superior, of the old age home in Aden, which was attacked last week, has been flown out to Abu Dhabi, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Chandy told IANS that Sister Sally, who hails from Kerala, has been flown out from the troubled place and from there, she is proceeding to Jordan, where the congregation to which she belongs has establishments.

He said that this came through with the full support of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who directed Indian Embassy officials in Djibouti to help Sister Sally, who headed the old age home run by the Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

“I did speak to her (Sally) yesterday (on Sunday) and after I got information from Delhi that her safe transportation to Abu Dhabi has been arranged, I tried to speak to her a few times, but I could not get the call. I presume that she is on the flight,” said Chandy.

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While the nun has been rescued, there is still no word about priest Tom Kuzhuvennal who was taken away by these unidentified gunmen. He hails from the state’s Kottayam district.

Gunmen of the Yemen-based affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) group on Friday attacked the home, killing four nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, including one from India.

The Indian nun has been identified as Sister M. Anseleme, 57, from Jharkhand. Of the other three nuns, two were from Rwanda and another from Kenya.

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