Tripoli - A security official says the leader of an Islamic
extremist militia in Libya suspected of involvement in an attack in Benghazi
that killed the US ambassador has been shot.
Sufyan bin Qumu, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was shot on
Sunday in the area of al-Thruwn in the eastern city of Darna, a stronghold of
The security official says he was taken to a nearby hospital
and is in the intensive care unit. He spoke anonymously in line with
Residents of eastern Libya, where the September attack
against the US consulate took place, have been standing up to Ansar al-Shariah.
Protesters stormed the group's compound in Benghazi days after the attack.
No suspects have been named in the attack that killed
Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.