A militia in Benghazi, Libya, has beheaded a Filipino construction worker, allegedly after singling him out for being a non-Muslim, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said.
IB Times (h/t Lord K) Meanwhile, the Philippine government announced Sunday that it had instituted Alert Level 4 in Libya — the highest alert level to be placed on countries experiencing armed conflict — and that it would evacuate 13,000 Filipinos from the country.
The beheading marks the first Filipino death in Libya since the 2011 revolution, according to the department. It is also the first reported beheading in the country since 2011. The construction worker was kidnapped July 15 at a checkpoint in the Gwarsha district of Benghazi. The report comes just two weeks after three Europeans working for an Italian construction company were kidnapped in the western city of Zuwara.