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Libyan human rights activist gunned down in her home

Published on Jun 26, 2014 10:40 AM
 
A picture taken in May shows Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis (left), who was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late on Wednesday. She was shot several times and was taken to hospital in a critical condition, where she died shortly afterwards, a hospital spokesman said. -- PHOTO: AFP

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi, hospital and security sources said.

"Unknown hooded men wearing military uniforms attacked Mrs Bugaighis in her home and opened fire on her," said a security official, who did not wish to be named.

She was shot several times and taken to hospital in critical condition, where she died shortly afterwards, a spokesman for the Benghazi medical centre said.

Her husband, who was in the family home at the time of the attack late on Wednesday, has since been reported as missing, according to a family member.

 
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