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German expert injured in Libya attack

21 June 2013, 13:01

Tripoli - A German man was injured in an attack carried out by gunmen on Western experts working in eastern Libya, the country's official news agency LANA reported on Friday.

The group was on its way to test a new electricity station near the eastern town of Ajdabiya on Thursday when masked gunmen in military fatigues fired at them, Fathi Mahfouz, an official at the station, told LANA.

The German was wounded in the foot while a Libyan driver was slightly injured, added the official.

A Swiss expert escaped unhurt.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the assault.

Libya's new leaders have been struggling to assert their authority and re-establish security in the North African country since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.



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