Libya's deputy industry minister has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, east of the capital Tripoli.
Local media quoted officials as saying unknown gunmen "sprayed bullets" at Hassan al-Droui near a central market.
It is the first assassination of a member of Libya's transitional government.
Libya has suffered continuing lawlessness since the overthrow of Col Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.
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