Libya

Member of Libyan Cabinet Shot and Killed

Deputy Industry Minister Hassan al-Droui

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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.