Egyptian shot dead in Benghazi
A general view of security in front of the Egyptian embassy in Tripol - REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

TRIPOLI: An Egyptian citizen was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi on Monday.

The man, identified as 35-year-old Khalifa Hamed, was killed on the spot after unidentified armed men in a car opened fire, a medical source told MENA.

In a press statement on Sunday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel Atty called on Egyptians not to temporarily travel to Libya or Iraq in light of the current security conditions there.

He also called on all Egyptians living in Libya to be cautious during the period they spend outside their workplaces or places of residence.

Near daily attacks in Benghazi, the cradle of the 2011 revolt that ousted dictator Muammar Gadhafi, have killed dozens of members of the security forces. The attacks have been blamed on radical Islamist militias based in the city.

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