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Top commander of Libya’s Military Police shot dead

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A top commander in Libya ’s Military Police was shot dead in Benghazi on Friday, sources told Al Arabiya.

Unknown gunmen shot Ahmed al-Barghathi as he left his house in the eastern city of Benghazi to attend Friday prayers, a security source told Reuters.


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

Benghazi has been hit by a wave of violence by armed groups and radical Islamists in recent months.

(With Reuters)