Libya gunmen kill Swiss Red Cross worker

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Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Gunmen killed a Swiss national working in Libya for the International Committee for the Red Cross when they intercepted his car in the city of Sirte on Wednesday, the Red Crescent said.

"The ICRC's head of mission in Misrata was killed today as he was carrying out a visit to Sirte," Red Crescent spokesman Mohamed Mustafa al-Misrati told AFP.

Misrati said the ICRC worker was killed when unidentified gunmen stopped his car in the coastal city of Sirte, 500 kilometers (300 miles) east of Tripoli, where he had been working with the Libyan Red Crescent's local branch.

The ICRC in Geneva confirmed the death an employee in Libya.

"He was attacked by gunmen as he left a meeting with two colleagues. He died in Sirte's hospital. His colleagues are unhurt but in shock," ICRC spokesman Wolde Saugeron told AFP.

Red Cross offices in Benghazi and Misrata were targeted in 2012, although they left no casualties.

(AFP)

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Rest in peace, a son of humanity!!!!

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