Libyan suspect in US envoy attack killed in Cairo

By REUTERS
October 25, 2012 15:25

 
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CAIRO - A Libyan militant suspected by Egypt of involvement in last month's attack on the US consulate in Libya has been killed during a raid by Egyptian security forces in Cairo, a security official said on Thursday.

The Libyan was killed on Wednesday in a raid targeting him and other militants with suspected links to al-Qaida in Cairo's eastern district of Nasr City, the official said. Four Egyptian militants were detained in the operation, he added.

The Libyan, identified as Karim Ahmed Essam el-Azizi, was killed by a bomb he had tried to use against the security forces during the raid, the security official said.

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