World Bulletin / News Desk
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.
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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