Thursday 14 December 2017

Military officer killed in drive-by shooting in Libya

Gunmen opened fire on the military officer in Benghazi, killing him instantly.
Gunmen opened fire on the military officer in Benghazi, killing him instantly.

Unidentified gunmen have killed a military officer in a drive-by shooting in the eastern city of Benghazi, Libyan officials said.

Officials said Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Sweiry was instantly killed today when unidentified assailants opened fire on him in al-Birkah district in Benghazi.

Lt Col Sweiry was working in the military's data department.

A health official said another soldier, a member of the commandos, was shot by unidentified assailants yesterday also in Benghazi.

Much of Libya is experiencing a security vacuum but attacks against the military and security forces are particularly common in Benghazi, a stronghold of militias with roots in anti-Gaddafi rebel brigades.

Some of the groups are Islamic hardliners.

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