Libyan minister killed in Sirte

Jan. 12, 2014 at 10:16 AM

SIRTE, Liberia, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Libyan Deputy Industry Minister Hassan al-Darouei was fatally shot in his hometown of Sirte, officials said.

Unknown gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on al-Darouei's car Saturday evening, shooting the minister several times, CNN reported.

This was the first assassination of a government official in Libya since 2011's Arab Spring, which brought an end to dictator Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year rule, CNN said.

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