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Italian consul in Benghazi shot at in car but unhurt

An Italian consul came under fire in his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Saturday but was "completely unharmed," because the car was armoured, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

 

The consul, Guido de Sanctis, is based in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, where security for Westerners has been an acute concern since the US ambassador was killed along with three other US embassy staff in an assault on the US consulate in the city on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. (Reuters)