Benghazi police captain seized by militia

By REUTERS
January 3, 2013 18:32

 
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Benghazi, Libya - The head of Benghazi's criminal investigation police unit is missing after he was seized by armed men, police officials said on Thursday.

Captain Abdel-Salam al-Mahdawi was taken by a unknown suspects late on Wednesday night, officials said .

"He was taken by force under the threat of weapons from a location close to the criminal investigation police offices," said one police official who declined to be named, because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

Benghazi, cradle of the armed uprising which saw the end of Muammar Gaddafi's rule in Libya, has been plagued by poor security and assassinations of police and military by militias.

A body charred by hydrochloric acid was found in the city's Buhmeida district, Benghazi police chief Mustafa al-Regayig told state radio. It has not been identified yet, he said.

"We can't confirm or deny that the body is of Captain al-Mahdawi at this time," he said.

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