Journalist shot and killed in Libya – Benghazi

Benghazi – A newspaper editor and critic of Libyan jihadists was shot and murdered on Monday in the lawless eastern city of Benghazi, an Islamist stronghold, medics said.

They said Meftah Bouzid, editor of the weekly newspaper Burniq, was shot dead in the centre of the Mediterranean city.

A journalist and analyst, Bouzid often went on television to criticise Islamic extremists, resulting in threats to his life according to a friend.

Libyan authorities have struggled to stomp out lawlessness in a country awash with weapons from the 2011 uprising which toppled long-time dictator Muammar Gadaffi…

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