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Son of security chief in Libya's Benghazi snatched, says army

Published on Jan 30, 2014 10:54 PM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - The student son of the Libyan army's special forces commander in Benghazi was kidnapped in the eastern city on Thursday, military sources said.

Ali Abu Khamada, son of commander Wanis Abu Khamada, was "kidnapped by unknown persons near Gar Younes university," a special forces officer told AFP, asking not to be named.

He gave no other details.

Special forces members are a frequent target of attack and assassinations in violence-ridden Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 uprising which toppled Moamer Kadhafi.

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