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Senior criminal investigator killed in Libya

Benghazi has been hit by a wave of targeted killings

  • AP
  • Published: 17:26 August 24, 2013
  • Gulf News

Triploi, Libya: A security official in Libya says gunmen have killed a senior criminal investigator in Benghazi after clashes between armed groups the day before.

The official said gunmen in a car shot and killed police Col. Mostafa Oukeila on Friday.

The colonel’s killing came after clashes erupted on Thursday night between armed groups in Benghazi’s western suburb of Abu Surra. The fighting killed one person and wounded others.

Benghazi has been hit by a wave of targeted killings in recent days. Victims have included political activists, judges and members of security agencies. Security agencies remain unable to secure Libya, which is awash in heavy weaponry and militias following its 2011 civil war.

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