Three Libyan Army officers assassinated in Benghazi

A Libyan security officer says unknown attackers have assassinated three army officers in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Updated: Sep 29, 2013, 19:10 PM IST

Tripoli: A Libyan security officer says unknown attackers have assassinated three army officers in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Today`s killings are the latest to hit the security forces in Benghazi, where like much of the country the government faces a challenge from armed groups, many descended from the rebels that overthrew dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

Colonel Abdullah al-Zayedi, spokesman of joint security operations in Benghazi, said two of the officers, one a lieutenant colonel, were killed by bombs attached to their cars. He said a third, who held the rank of colonel, was shot dead by unknown gunmen.

Benghazi has been hit by a months-long wave of targeted killings. Victims have included political activists, judges and members of security agencies.

PTI