Military officer killed in drive-by shooting in Libya
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.