Source: Top commander of Libya's military police force killed by gunmen

By REUTERS
October 18, 2013 14:56

BENGHAZI, Libya - Unknown gunmen shot dead the top commander of Libya's military police force as he left his house in the eastern city of Benghazi to attend Friday prayers, a security source said.

"Several shots hit Ahmed al-Barghathi. He was brought to hospital but later died there," the source said.

Benghazi in the restive east of the OPEC producer has been hit by a wave of violence by armed groups and radical Islamists.





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