Libyan officials say US teacher killed in Benghazi

Libyan officials say an American teacher has been shot to death while jogging in Libya

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, a man looks at documents at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri, File)

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) 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.


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