Egyptian citizen killed in Libya
The national flag flutters as Libyan security gather in the capital Tripoli - AFP/Mahmud Turika

CAIRO: An Egyptian citizen was killed in Libya, and his body was discovered southwest of Tripoli, MENA reported Wednesday.

A Libyan security source said civilians found the body in Qurayyat Road in the Darag area (about 550 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli).

Mohamed Fayed, who was born in Dakahlia governorate, was killed after being beaten by a sharp tool as there were signs of trauma on his right eye and left hand, the source added.

The body was transferred to Darag Health Center and then sent to forensics for investigation.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was unavailable for comment.

On Aug. 2, it was reported that another Egyptian citizen, Abu Zeid Shehata el-Sayed, who was working in a supermarket in El-Steen Station in the western Libyan city of Sirte, was fatally shot by one of two armed assailants, according to a Libyan security source from the military’s 136th Brigade.

Howayda Ahmed Abdel Salam, an Egyptian woman residing in Libya, was also shot dead in clashes that took place around Al-Gala hospital in Tripoli in July.

Thousands of Egyptians have fled ongoing violence in Libya over the last few months, following warnings from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Algeria recently opened its border with Libya for Egyptian nationals to flee the violence.

However, some of the Egyptian workers who fled have returned to parts of Libya according to the Libyan News Agency.

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