Gunmen Assassinate Judge outside Court in Eastern Libya

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Gunmen shot dead an appeal court judge in the eastern Libyan town of Derna on Sunday, official news agency LANA cited the head of the court, Abdelaziz Trabelsi, as saying.

"Judge Mohammed Ibrahim Houidi, president of the criminal division, was killed on Sunday morning as he left the appeals court building in Derna," he said.

Trabelsi added that the attackers had fled immediately after the shooting, quoting witnesses.

Eastern Libya has been the scene of attacks targeting judges, soldiers and policemen who served under Gadhafi's regime.

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