Libya's former prosecutor general shot dead

Al-Hasadi was the first prosecutor general appointed in Libya after slain strongman Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in the 2011 uprising.

Libya's former prosecutor general shot dead

World Bulletin/News Desk

Libya's former prosecutor general was gunned down late Saturday by unknown militants on his way home in the eastern city of Darnah, according to a lawmaker.

"Unidentified gunmen assassinated former prosecutor general Adebl-Aziz al-Hasadi," MP Mansour al-Hasadi told Anadolu Agency, adding that the culprits had fled the scene.

Al-Hasadi was the first prosecutor general appointed in Libya after slain strongman Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in the 2011 uprising.

He resigned his office late last year and returned to his earlier position as judge in Libya's Supreme Court.

Another judge, Hilal Abu Fares, has recently survived an attempt on his life in Darhah.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killing.

Libyans are still struggling to restore order to their country more than two years after Gaddafi's death.

The transitional government and its security forces have been trying hard to contain militancy on the streets, which ran rampant with the armed militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi holding onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.

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