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A map of Sirte, east of Tripoli, Libya. Libya's deputy industry minister, Hassan al-Droui, has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, security and hospital sources have said Sunday. Droui was a former member of the National Transitional Council, the political arm of the rebellion that brought an end to Gaddafi's 42-year rule. He is the first member of the transitional government since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in October 2011 to be assassinated. GOOGLE MAPS.
  map of Sirte, east of Tripoli, Libya. Libya's deputy industry minister, Hassan al-Droui, has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, security and hospital sources have said Sunday. Droui was a former member of the National Transitional Council, the political arm of the rebellion that brought an end to Gaddafi's 42-year rule. He is the first member of the transitional government since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime in October 2011 to be assassinated. GOOGLE MAPS. 


TRIPOLI, January 12, 2014
Libya's deputy industry minister, Hassan al-Droui, has been shot dead during a visit to his hometown of Sirte, east of Tripoli, security and hospital sources have said Sunday.
The identity of the shooters was not immediately known, but the official's death is the first assassination of a member of the transitional government since the fall of Moamer Kadhafi's regime in October 2011.
"Hassan al-Droui, the deputy minister for industry, was killed by unknown attackers overnight, during a visit to his native city of Sirte," a security official told AFP.
"Unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets on Mr Droui in central Sirte," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
An official at the city's Ibn Sina hospital confirmed the deputy minister's death and added that he had suffered bullet wounds to several parts of his body.
Droui was a former member of the National Transitional Council, the political arm of the rebellion that brought an end to Gaddafi's 42-year rule.
He was appointed deputy minister for industry by the transitional government's first prime minister, Abdelrahim al-Kib, and kept his job when Ali Zeidan took over.
Droui's hometown, which lies on the Mediterranean coast about 250 miles (400 kilometres) east of the capital Tripoli, was the last regime bastion to fall into rebel hands in 2011.
Since the collapse of Gaddafi's autocratic regime, Libya has been plagued by sporadic violence, including a string of assassinations targeting top army and security officials.