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Libyan army officer survives Benghazi attack
Libyan army officer survives Benghazi attack

A Libyan army official has survived a gun attack in Benghazi.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unknown gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a Libyan army patrol in the northern city of Benghazi.

Officer Bubakr Abdel-Rahim, 23, sustained gun shots in the stomach after his patrol came under fire from gunmen while passing in the Ras Obeida district, army personnel Farag Wanis said.

He said that the wounded officer has been admitted to a government hospital in Benghazi while the attackers had fled the scene.

Libyan officials could not be reached for comment.

Wednesday's attack came days after unknown assailants briefly abducted deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Noah as he emerged from Tripoli International Airport.

Libyans have struggled to restore law and order to their country since the death two years ago of longstanding strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

The transitional government and its security forces, meanwhile, have struggled to contain the armed militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi but which held onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.



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