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Seven Egyptians found shot dead in Libya: security

Published on Feb 25, 2014 12:42 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - Seven Egyptians were found shot dead near Benghazi in eastern Libya on Monday, a security services spokesman for the restive city said.

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

The spokesman was unable to confirm rumours that the Egyptians were Christians, who have often been targeted on charges of proselytising in the Muslim country.

State news agency Lana said the bodies were identified by Egyptian residents of Benghazi.

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