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Seven Christians Found Shot Execution-Style On Libyan Beach

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February 24, 2014 AT 1:42 PM
Seven Egyptian Christians were found shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya after they were abducted from their apartments, security officials and local residents said, in the second such execution-style killing this year. Three years after the revolution that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's weak government and army is struggling to impose state authority and control brigades of former rebels and Islamist militias in a country awash with weapons. A police officer told Reuters the bodies were found with gunshots to the head outside Benghazi in the eastern region of the country, where assassinations, kidnappings and car bombs are common and Islamist gunmen are active.