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Briton Reportedly Killed In Libya, Foreign Office Seeking Confirmation

02/01/2014 20:24 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 15:52 GMT
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A Libyan waves the national flag during commemorations to mark the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Feb, 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

The Foreign Office is "urgently seeking" further information about reports that a Briton has been shot dead in Libya. It is believed that a Briton and a New Zealander, both with gunshot wounds, were found dead in near the coastal area of Mellitah in western Libya, according to a Libyan security source.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of reports that the bodies of two foreign nationals have been found in Libya and are urgently seeking further information from the authorities." Mellitah is near the town of Zuwarah and 100 km (60 miles) west of Tripoli.