Militants kill Libyan Air Force officer, wound son in Benghazi

Benghazi has seen an increase in militia violence in the past weeks.

Militants kill Libyan Air Force officer, wound son in Benghazi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Unknown militants on Sunday gunned down a Libyan Air Force officer and wounded his son.

"They showered him with bullets while taking his kid to school," Ibrahim al-Shara, a spokesman for the joint security operation room in Benghazi, told Anadolu Agency.

The militant immediately killed Salah Farag al-Darsi, 42, and wounded his son, he confirmed.

"The officer arrived to the hospital dead with three gunshots to the heart," Fadia al-Bargathi, a spokesman for al-Galaa Hospital in Benghazi, told AA.

She added that the 17-year-old son was still hospitalized.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack until the filing of this report.
Libyans have struggled to restore order to their country since the death two years ago of longstanding strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

The transitional government and its security forces, meanwhile, have struggled to contain the armed groups that helped overthrow Gaddafi but which held onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.

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