Diplomat killed

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The Independent Online
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Congo security forces shot dead Libya's ambassador before dawn yesterday when he drove through a roadblock, Congo Radio reported. Police fired on Mahmud Mohamed Saad's car as he drove past the private residence of President Pascal Lissouba, where road-blocks have been erected after a week of political violence, AP reports from Brazzaville.

His killing brings the death toll in Congo to six since violence erupted after disputed legislative elections on 6 June