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.
Israel PM says he’s ready to resume negotiations with Palestinians; PLO’s Erekat calls assertion ‘hollow public-relations talk’
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Labour reform was initiated after criticism by rights campaigners regarding treatment of migrant workers
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Army claims tunnels used in militant activities inside Sinai
Many Egyptian restaurants, resorts discriminate women who chose to wear a veil
Secret US operation will be targeted at assassinating ISIL leaders
US-based watchdog accuses all warring sides of abusing both civilians, fighters
18 Turkish workers working on the olympic stadium have been kidnapped by masked men in Baghdad
Nuclear deal signed in July apparently does not change Iran's stance with regard to US
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According to UN rights official, 2,112 Yemeni civilians were killed between March 26 and Aug. 27
Self-proclaimed Jewish state arrests father of 12-year-old Palestinian boy beaten on Friday by Israeli soldier
Over same period, 5 Palestinians were killed by Israeli authorities, 230 assaulted by Jewish settlers, report finds
Women will account for more than one fifth of parliamentary candidates in country's Oct. 3 elections
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