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One Libyan policeman killed, another wounded in Benghazi attacks

Published on Dec 26, 2013 6:20 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - A Libyan police officer was killed and another wounded in fresh attacks late on Wednesday in Benghazi, another sign of the mounting violence in this eastern city, a security official told the Agence France-Presse.

"Unknown shooters gunned down a police officer and seriously wounded another during two separate attacks Wednesday evening in Benghazi," said Lieutenant-Colonel Ibrahim al-Charaa, spokesman for the city's security forces.

"The murderers... fled the scene after firing off a hail of bullets," he said explaining that the victim died of his wounds upon arriving at hospital.

In the other attack, he said the gunmen fired on a police officer who suffered a gunshot wound to the head, leaving him in critical condition.

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