Foreign ministry deplores repeated assaults on Egyptians in Libya
Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it is extremely concerned with the repeated targeting of Egyptians in Libya.

The last incident took place Sunday when gunmen opened fire on Egyptian citizen Salama Fawzy Tobia in Benghazi. Tobia was working in a vegetable shop in Benghazi’s al-Magoury area when he was shot in the head. He was transferred to a hospital in Benghazi and is reportedly in very critical condition.

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked for Libyan authorities to quickly investigate the circumstances of the incident, and also to provide them with the results of the investigation into an attack which resulted in the death of seven Egyptians. The ministry stressed the necessity of bringing the perpetrators to justice.

The ministry demanded for the Libyan government to bear full responsibility for providing security to Egyptians in Libya.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on Egyptians travelling to or residing in Libya to be extremely cautious while moving in and between cities in light of the current security situation. It also called on Egyptians to visit the consular sector in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Egyptian embassy and the Egyptian consulates in Tripoli and Benghazi if they face any problems.

Originally published in Youm7.

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