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  • Thursday ,02 October 2014
العربية

Egyptian killed in Benghazi clashes

By Aswat Masriya

Copts and Poliltical Islam

00:10

Thursday ,02 October 2014

Egyptian killed in Benghazi clashes

An Egyptian national was killed in Libya's eastern city of Bengazi early Wednesday.

State-run news agency MENA reported that the killed national, al-Hashemi Ahmed Muftah, was shot by mistake while passing through an area where militants were engaged in fighting.

Militant fighting in Libya has recently intensified in measures unprecedented since the overthrow of late Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Army general Khalifa Haftar declared war on Islamist forces within Libya since May.

The fighting has claimed the lives of a number of Egyptians living in the neighbouring country.