Two soldiers killed in armed ambush near Sirte
By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 9 September 2013:
Two soldiers were killed and another injured when the military vehicle they were travelling in was ambushed by unknown armed men yesterday near Sirte.
The soldiers were on the coastal road, around 40 kilometres east of Sirte, when their vehicle came under fire, Military Commander for the Sirte area, Salah Abu Hligha, told the Libya Herald. The soldiers were on their way home to Benghazi from a military mission in Tripoli.
The three soldiers belonged to the First Battalion Infantry of the Libyan Armed Forces, Abu Hligha said. The injured soldier was taken to a Sirte hospital for emergency treatment and was transferred to Benghazi early this morning.
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