Libya extremist involved in US ambassador attack shot in Darna


The leader of an Islamic extremist militia in Libya suspected of involvement in an attack in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador has been shot.

Sufyan bin Qumu, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was shot yesterday in the al-Thruwn area of the eastern city of Darna, a stronghold of Islamic extremists.

A security official says he was taken to a nearby hospital and was in the intensive care unit.

Residents of eastern Libya, where the September 11 attack against the US consulate took place, have been standing up to Ansar al-Shariah. Protesters stormed the group's compound in Benghazi days after the attack.

No suspects have been named over the attack that killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.