A patient, undergoing treatment at the Al-Jalaa Hospital in Benghazi, was shot and killed on Friday when armed men stormed the Intensive Care Room, where the man was receiving emergency treatment.

The attack was later linked to a ‘revenge killing’ for the son of the gunmen’s relative, in a complete absence of any security personnel at the hospital.

A source at the hospital said that such incidents and attacks by armed men are frequent, confirming the total lack of security in the hospital, which adds to the endangerment of the lives of not only patients, but workers and visitors also.