World Bulletin / News Desk
Mohammed Ishtwei was abducted by militants shortly after leaving the city’s airport earlier in the day and was later found dead, the agency said, citing a local source.
His body was dumped outside the local morgue in the city.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
The UN mission in Libya swiftly condemned the killing.
Ishtwei "was keen on stability of his city and his country, played an active role for the establishment of civil peace, and was seeking to strengthen harmony and reconciliation," it said in a statement on Twitter.
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