Chief of the Security Directorate of Khoms city, Colonel Hussein Bakouri has confirmed the killing of 4 local tourists after being shot by an armed person in one of the resorts in the area of Krout, south of Wadi Kaam region.

Bakouri clarified in a press statement Friday that the perpetrator is still on the loose, confirming the survival of one of the victims, who will be a main witness in the case, noting that he is currently receiving treatment in the nearby city of Zliten.

He also pointed out, that preliminary investigations indicate that the crime was committed due to criminal reasons.