Seven Egyptians found dead near Benghazi

Published February 24th, 2014 - 07:56 GMT
Seven Egyptians were found dead in Libya on Monday. (AFP/File)
Seven Egyptians were found dead in Libya on Monday. (AFP/File)

Seven Egyptians were found dead near Benghazi on Monday, reports AFP. The victims were shot in the head, execution-style.

"The bodies of seven Egyptians were found in Jalluta, east of Benghazi," Ibrahim al-Sharaa told AFP.

Another police officer told Reuters, "they were killed by headshots in execution-style. We don't know who killed them."

Thousands of Egyptians work in Libya. Some Christian Egyptians have been persectued in the past for proselytizing in a Muslim country. The deceased Egyptians are rumored to be Christian.

Benghazi is the birth place of the Libyan uprising that started in 2011 and ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

 


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