Thursday 19 October 2017

American teacher shot dead in Libya

No one has claimed responsibility for the killing
No one has claimed responsibility for the killing

An American teacher has been shot dead while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, officials said.

The body of a man from Texas was brought to Al-Galaa hospital with gunshot wounds, said spokeswoman Fadyah al-Burghathi.

A security official said the American taught chemistry at the city's International School, a Libyan-owned institute that follows an American curriculum.

No one has claimed responsibility for the teacher's killing.

But the security official, Ibrahim al-Sharaa, said the American was jogging near the US consulate, where the American ambassador and three other Americans were killed by Islamic militants last September.

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