A senior government official was killed in the coastal city of Sirte, Libya’s official news agency LANA reported on Sunday.

Gunmen shot Hassan al-Droui, the Deputy Industry Minister, in an overnight attack in his hometown, east of the capital, Tripoli, the agency said, citing a security official.

He died before reaching the city’s hospital. There was no claim of responsibility Al-Droui was a member of the National Transitional Council, the body that ruled Libya for 10 months after dictator Muammar Qadhafi was toppled in October 2011.

The council handed over power to an elected assembly in August 2012.

Libya’s new leaders have been struggling to assert their authority and restore security in the North African country.

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