- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 24, 2013

An unknown gunmen shot and killed a Libyan air force colonel just outside his house in Benghazi on Thursday, Libyan security officials said.

This shooting is the latest in a series of high-profile killings in the eastern Libyan city believed to stem from ongoing tensions between anti-Moammar Gadhafi forces and state officials, The Associated Press reported.

Officials at the scene of the attack said the commander, Col. Adel Khalil al-Tawahi from Beninah Air Base, died immediately from gunshots to the chest and head. Beninah officials joined forces with military and security teams that ultimately brought down Gadhafi in 2011, AP said.

Still, officials aren’t clear about the motive for Thursday’s killing, AP reported.

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