Egyptian migrants killed in clash with Libyan smugglers - official | Reuters

TRIPOLI At least nine Egyptian migrants and three people smugglers were killed in a money dispute in the town of Bani Walid, a local official said on Wednesday. The official said a group of Egyptians had killed the Libyan smugglers and tried to drive the bodies away, but they were stopped at a checkpoint when blood was noticed on their car. A fourth smuggler then went to the police station where the Egyptians were being held, and opened fire on them, he said.

Reuters April 28, 2016 04:01:53 IST
Egyptian migrants killed in clash with Libyan smugglers - official
| Reuters

Egyptian migrants killed in clash with Libyan smugglers  official
 Reuters

TRIPOLI At least nine Egyptian migrants and three people smugglers were killed in a money dispute in the town of Bani Walid, a local official said on Wednesday.

The official said a group of Egyptians had killed the Libyan smugglers and tried to drive the bodies away, but they were stopped at a checkpoint when blood was noticed on their car.

A fourth smuggler then went to the police station where the Egyptians were being held, and opened fire on them, he said.

The United Nations mission to Libya said as many as 13 Egyptians had been killed in the incident and called for an investigation.

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrants are currently in Libya. Some have settled in the North African country to work, while others are seeking to cross the Mediterranean Sea for Europe.

Powerful smuggling networks linked to Libya's numerous armed groups generally control migration flows, and migrants are frequently subjected to abuses.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami, writing by Aidan Lewis, editing by G Crosse)

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