An Egyptian Coptic Christian couple were murdered and their daughter kidnapped on Tuesday in Libya in what officials said may have been an attack motivated by religion.
“Unidentified armed men killed Christian Egyptian doctor Magdi Sobhi Toufik and his wife in their house at the Jarf health centre in Sirte,” 500km east of Tripoli, local council chairman Yussef Tebeiqa said.
He added that the killers abducted the couple’s 18-year-old daughter, leaving her two younger sisters behind.
Tebeiqa said the attack may have been motivated by religion.
“Money left on the table and the wife’s jewellery left at the crime scene were not touched,” he added.