After US embassy attack, Libya sacks security chiefs


Libya’s interior minister has sacked Benghazi security chiefs after last week’s deadly attack on the US consulate in the eastern city, according to official statements seen Monday by AFP.

Deputy interior minister for the eastern region, Wanis al-Sharef, and the head of national security for Benghazi, Hussein Bou Hmida, were both replaced, said two separate statements dated September 12, a day after the attack.

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