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Security/Libya: Gunmen kill 2 in Benghazi

Tripoli, Libya - Two people, including a former police officer, were shot dead Wednesday in Benghazi in two separate attacks by unidentified gunmen, PANA reported here, quoting security sources.

The incident forced the populations to close several roads, the sources said.

'Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a Libyan citizen in his house in the district of al-Majaour in Benghazi (East), killing him immediately,' they said, adding that in the second incident, ”Gunmen also shot a former judicial police officer before a trade centre in the district of al-Kawaricha.'

Witnesses say that the populations, angry at the deteriorating security situation, have taken to the streets armed, closing the major streets that lead to the district of al-Majaouri and the outskirts of 'al-Maroura' health centre.

The sources said, however, that the convoy of the chief of special and fast research forces, Fadhel al-Hassi, escaped assassination on arrival at the scene of the killings.

Pana 28/02/2014