Misrata mayor Mohammed Eshtawi was assassinated Sunday night shortly after his arrival from Turkey.

Local sources said Eshtawi was abducted by an unknown group minutes after leaving the city’s airport. Later he was found outside a private clinic with several gunshots on his body.

The identity of the killers is yet to known.

Misrata Municipality declared a three days of mourning for his death. Eshtawi will be laid to rest on Monday after noon at around 2:00pm.

Eshtawi was among Misrata’s official delegation to Turkey on a business tour that also included the city’s MPs and elders.