Two policemen killed in Libya's Benghazi after army vows to restore order

By REUTERS
November 10, 2013 06:56

 
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BENGHAZI - Gunmen killed two policemen in Benghazi in eastern Libya on Saturday, a security source said, a day after the army had vowed to restore order in the port city hit by bombings and assassinations.

Security in Benghazi, an important part of Libya's oil infrastructure, has deteriorated in the past few months with militants and Islamists roaming unchallenged, highlighting the upheaval two years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

On Friday, army commanders announced they would no longer tolerate security violations and special forces were deployed across the city of 1 million inhabitants.

But on Saturday night unknown gunmen killed two policemen on patrol as they were driving back to police headquarters, a security source said. The attackers fled.

In separate violence, the head of a court in Derna, a city east of Benghazi, was killed by a bomb under his car as he was leaving his house, another security source said.

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