- American teacher shot while jogging in Libya
TRIPOLI, Libya – An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
There were no credible claims of responsibility, but suspicion is likely to fall on Islamic militants active in Benghazi. It came five days after al-Qaida’s American spokesman called upon Libyans to attack U.S. interests everywhere as revenge for...
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