An American teacher was shot and killed in Benghazi as he was exercising. The man worked at an international school in the troubled city.
FOX News reported:
An American citizen who was working at an international school was shot and killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi Thursday morning, a school board member told Fox News.
Adel Mansouri said the teacher was shot around lunchtime near his home.
Medical and security sources told Reuters that the man was targeted by gunmen as he was exercising.
Euro News has more:
Gunmen shot dead an American chemistry teacher working at an international school in the Libyan city of Benghazi, medical and security sources said on Thursday.
“He was doing his morning exercise when gunmen just shot him. I don’t know why. He was so sweet with everyone,” said Adel al Mansouri, director at the school in Benghazi.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the killing.
Libyan special forces have been battling militants from Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi. U.S. officials blame the group for attacking the U.S. consulate in the eastern city in September 2012, killing the ambassador and three other Americans.