Libyan Intelligence Official Assassinated

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A security official in Libya says the head of military intelligence in the eastern city of Benghazi has been shot and killed.

The official says the killing of Col. Fatallah Abdel-Rahim al-Qazeri took place Friday in the eastern city of Darna, known as a stronghold of the Islamic extremist militia group Ansar al-Shariah, blamed for a series of deadly attacks.

The official said that gunmen opened fire on al-Qazeri in front of his house after he arrived from a relative's wedding. The official said al-Qazeri had been named as head of military intelligence only this month.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of fear of retribution.

Libya has witnessed a string of assassinations and bombings targeting security forces, military, and activists over the past two years.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 236776451 - kolotv.com/a?a=236776451
Gray Television, Inc.