Libya to Close Southern Borders

Attempt to stem violence in the region


TRIPOLI, Libya, Dec. 17 (UPI) — The Libyan government said it was closing land borders with four of its southern neighbors in an effort to contain growing violence.

The Tripoli Post reports four policeman were killed Sunday in the former rebel stronghold of Benghazi. The city's police chief was assassinated in November and, in September, attacks on the U.S. consulate there left U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three staff members dead.