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Libyan officials: U.S. teacher killed in Benghazi

10:05 AM, Dec 5, 2013   |    comments
A state of emergency is imposed and all military personnel are summoned to their units as a result of the clashes in Benghazi, Libya on November 25. (Photo by Mohammed Elshaiky/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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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.

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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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