- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 5, 2013

An American teacher at an international school in Benghazi, Libya, was shot and killed Thursday, according to multiple media reports.

Fadyah al-Burghathi, spokeswoman for the Al-Galaa hospital, told the Associated Press that the body of a man from Texas was brought to the hospital on with gunshot wounds.

At the time of the attack, the teacher was jogging near the U.S. consulate  — where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a coordinated terror attack on September 11, 2012. 


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A security official told the AP the American taught chemistry at the city’s International School, a Libyan-owned institute that follows an American curriculum.

“He was doing his morning exercise when gunmen just shot him,” Adel al Mansouri, director of the Benghazi school, told Reuters. “I don’t know why. He was so sweet with everyone.”

Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Libyan special forces have been engaged in several skirmishes in the region, fighting against militants with the group Ansar al-Shari. And security officials speaking to Reuters confirmed that three Libyan soldiers were killed in separate attacks on Thursday in Benghazi.