Benghazi CID chief abducted by armed men

By Maha Ellawati and Sami Zaptia.

Tripoli, 3 January:

The head of the Benghazi Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Abdulsalam Al-Mihdawi, was kidnapped yesterday evening in Benghazi by an unknown group of armed men.

Sources told the Libya Herald that Mihdawi and two colleagues were waiting in their vehicle at a traffic light on Venezia Street in the Hawari district of Benghazi when two masked gunmen jumped out of a nearby car and seized the officer.

Shortly after the incident was reported, local police organised search squads to check nearby roads for any sign . . .

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