French ex-serviceman shot dead in Libya

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TRIPOLI: A French ex-serviceman has been found shot dead in his apartment in central Tripoli, sources in Libyan security and at the French embassy told AFP on Sunday.

“A man shot him in his apartment and fled,” a member of Libya’s high security committee said on condition of anonymity, adding that the motive for the murder was still unknown.

Another Libyan security source said the victim was a retired French serviceman, and added that a Libyan had been arrested in connection with the killing and that an investigation had been launched.

A French embassy source confirmed the murder.

“Yes, he is a former French military member who had retired and was working in Libya,” the source said, also speaking on condition of anonymity.

“We are currently occupied with the repatriation of the body and have initiated the necessary procedures with the Libyan authorities,” added the source.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Jan-08/159136-french-ex-serviceman-shot-dead-in-libya.ashx#ixzz1itr6U0mO
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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