Libyan solider killed in Benghazi attack

A group of unidentified gunmen had fired on the two Special Forces troops as the latter emerged from a mosque in the Benghazi neighborhood of Al-Dolar.

Libyan solider killed in Benghazi attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Libyan soldier was killed and another injured on Friday when they came under fire by unknown assailants in the eastern city of Benghazi, a military source said.

The source said that a group of unidentified gunmen had fired on the two Special Forces troops as the latter emerged from a mosque in the Benghazi neighborhood of Al-Dolar.

The slain soldier was shot in the head, the source said.

As of 2pm GMT, no group had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Libyans have struggled to restore order to their country since the death of long-serving strongman Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

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.

Last Mod: 17 Ocak 2014, 17:24
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