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British man shot dead in Libya named by Foreign Office

A British man shot dead in Libya has been named as energy worker Mark De Salis by the Foreign Office. He and a woman from New Zealand were shot dead near the coastal area of Mellitah in the west of the country, according to a Libyan security source.

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Briton found dead in western Libya

A Briton and a New Zealander, both with gunshot wounds, were found dead in western Libya on Thursday, a Libyan security source told Reuters.

"Their bodies were found near the coastal area of Mellitah," he said. No further details were immediately available.

Mellitah, near the town of Zuwarah and 60 miles west of Tripoli, is home to a large oil and gas complex co-owned by Italy's ENI.

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