Retired air force colonel killed in northeastern Libya

A vehicle carrying a number of militants had suddenly stopped beside the car of former air force colonel Abdel-Hamid al-Kassieh before the militants shot and killed the man

Retired air force colonel killed in northeastern Libya

A retired air force colonel was on Thursday assassinated by unidentified militants in the northeastern town of Ajdabiya, in the first such incident since the downfall of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, a security source said.

The source, who requested anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency that a vehicle carrying a number of militants had suddenly stopped beside the car of former air force colonel Abdel-Hamid al-Kassieh before the militants shot and killed the man.

He added that the attack was snapped by the security cameras of some shops and companies in the area and that the authorities were working to arrest the colonel's assassins.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the assassination of the colonel yet, but this is the first such incident to take place in Ajdabiya since Gaddafi's downfall.

Libya has been suffering lawlessness since a popular uprising ousted the long-serving ruler in 2011.   

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