Italian Consul Escapes Attack in Libya

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have shot at a car carrying the Italian consul in the Libyan city of Benghazi but failed to harm him.

Authorities say Guido De Sanctis was going home after work Saturday when the gunmen, riding in another car, fired several shots at his vehicle. Security officials said nobody was hurt in the attack because the vehicle was armored.

The incident comes four months after U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi in an attack on the U.S. mission there.