Newly appointed chief of military intelligence in Benghazi, Libya, Colonel Fethallah al-Gaziri has been assassinated during a visit to his family in the eastern Libyan city of Derna.
A Libyan security official, speaking to AFP news agency on condition of anonymity, confirmed on Friday that “unknown assailants opened fire at Colonel Fethallah al-Gaziri… and killed him.”
The official said al-Gaziri was in Derna for the marriage of a niece. His bullet-riddled body was taken to Derna hospital.
Libya has witnessed a string of assassinations and bombings since former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.