modernghana logo

FEATURED STORY I Had A Sweet Dream: The Special Prosecutor Retrieved Over Gh20 Billion!...

body-container-line

Gunmen murder Libyan general

AFP
10 August 2012 | Libya
Commanders who defected from Moamer Kadhafi's armed forces.  By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File)
Commanders who defected from Moamer Kadhafi's armed forces. By Abdullah Doma (AFP/File)

BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP) - Gunmen shot dead Libyan army general and high-ranking defence ministry official Mohamed Hadia on Friday in the eastern city of Benghazi, one of his sons told AFP.

"My father was returning from the mosque after Friday prayers with a neighbour when a car stopped in front of them with four people on board," Ahmad Hadia said.

"They asked for his identity, then shot him dead," he added.

The motive for the murder was not immediately clear and the identity of the gunmen unknown.

Hadia was one of the first officers to defect and join the opposition during last year's revolution that ousted Moamer Kadhafi.

After the revolution he was appointed head of armaments at the defence ministry.

Hadia is the latest of dozens of security officials murdered in Benghazi, especially of officers who had served under Kadhafi.

Do you have a story for publication? Please email it to [email protected]

More Libya

quot-img-1your education does not determine your future.

By: kumesi moses quot-img-1

Inter Bank Rates

Currency Buying Selling
U.S Dollar4.30104.3054
Euro4.81204.8150
Pound Sterling5.56895.5772
Swiss Franc4.40624.4103
Canadian Dollar3.20043.2035
S/African Rand0.33210.3322
Australian Dollar3.20883.2158
body-container-line