American Teacher Killed While Jogging in Benghazi

US citizen was near US consulate

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 5, 2013 7:47 AM CST

(Newser) – An American teacher has been killed in Libya, medical and security sources tell Reuters. The US citizen, a man from Texas, was working as a chemistry teacher at an international school in Benghazi, and the AP reports he was shot while jogging near the US consulate. No one has yet claimed responsibility. The former principal of the school and current head of the International School of Benghazi's board of governors confirms the report to NBC News.

File photo. Libyan security forces stands guard in Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
File photo. Libyan security forces stands guard in Benghazi, Libya, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
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