Islamist prosecutor general killed in Libya
Libyans have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest against the government's decision to extend its own mandate rather than resign and have new representatives form a fresh governmental body (Abdullah Doma/AFP)
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Libya’s former prosecutor general was shot and killed on Saturday by unknown attackers in the eastern city of Derna, the justice minister said.
Abdelaziz Al Hasadi, who was the first prosecutor general appointed after Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed in the 2011 revolution, was killed while visiting relatives in Derna, Justice Minister Salah Al Marghani said, according to Agence France Presse.
Hasadi, who was widely considered to be an Islamist, resigned from the post in March 2013.
Since Gaddafi’s ouster, Libya has been plagued by violence, including a series of assassinations targeting top army and security officials as well as judges.
Libyan news agency LANA reported that another army officer was shot dead on Saturday in the eastern city of Benghazi, which has also been hit by unrest since 2011.
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