Head of Libyan military police killed in Benghazi attack

Oct. 18, 2013 at 3:30 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The commander of Libya's military police was shot and killed as he left his house in Benghazi Friday, an army spokesman says.

Col. Ahmed al-Barghathi was shot several times and was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital, The Tripoli Post reported.

The incident was confirmed in a statement posted on the Facebook page of the Chiefs of Staff of the Libyan army.

Another military officer, Lt. Col. Abdulfattah Rayani, was assassinated Sunday as he drove to work.

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