Journalist Shot Dead in Libya

KABUL: (Middle East Press) A Libyan television journalist was shot dead in the second city of Benghazi who was involved in coverage of fighting between extremist militias and pro-government forces, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

According to an interior ministry official, Muftah al-Qatrani, director of the private production company Al-Anwar, was killed by a gunshot to the head on Wednesday.

“Friends who visited his office found him dead on a chair, covered in blood,” the official said, adding that an inquiry had been launched into the killing.

“No neighbors or surrounding businesses had any idea what had happened and no weapon was found near the body,” said a witness.

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