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Libya: American chemistry teacher shot to death while jogging in Benghazi, officials say

This undated photo provided by Omaima ElFaitori shows Ronald Thomas Smith II. Smith, an American chemistry teacher, was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Omaima ElFaitori)
December 05, 2013 - 5:39 AM

TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan officials say an American teacher has been shot to death while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

Fadyah al-Burghathi, spokeswoman for the Al-Galaa hospital, says the body of a man from Texas was brought to the hospital on Thursday with gunshot wounds.

A security official says the American taught chemistry at the city's International School, a Libyan-owned institute that follows an American curriculum. No one has claimed responsibility for the teacher's killing.

But the security official, Ibrahim al-Sharaa, says the American was jogging near the U.S. Consulate, where the American ambassador and three other Americans were killed by Islamic militants last September.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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