Interior ministry employee gunned down in Libya's Benghazi

December 14, 2013 - 9:19:09 am

BENGHAZI: A civilian employee of Libya's interior ministry was gunned down on Friday in the increasingly lawless eastern city of Benghazi, security and medical sources said.

"Unknown assailants in a car opened fire at an engineer" working for the ministry, Mohammed al-Majabri, a security official told AFP.

Al-Jala hospital spokeswoman Fadia al-Barghathi said that his corpse had several bullet wounds to the back.

Majabri, an IT engineer, 34, was working on a project to provide Libyans with identity cards.

Militants in Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 revolt which toppled Libya's longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, have targeted security forces and foreign missions, as well as judges, political activists and the media. (AFP)

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