Libyan security official shot dead in Benghazi

"The militants ambushed Col. Abid Mansour al-Awami while he was on the way to work," a security source said, adding that the slain officer had been responsible for personnel affairs at the security directorate.

Libyan security official shot dead in Benghazi

World Bulletin / News Desk

An official from the security directorate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi was gunned down on Monday by unidentified militants while driving his car, security and medical sources said.

"The militants ambushed Col. Abid Mansour al-Awami while he was on the way to work," a security source said, adding that the slain officer had been responsible for personnel affairs at the security directorate.

Al-Awami's body was later taken to Al-Galaa Hospital in Benghazi, according to Fadia al-Bargathi, head of media at the hospital.

She added that the 49-year-old al-Awami had apparently been killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for al-Awami's murder.

Benghazi, capital of the eastern Barqa region, has been a hotbed of violence since the downfall of the Muammar Gaddafi regime in 2011. Since then, Libya has struggled to restore order.

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