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TRIPOLI, Libya – A Libyan security official says military troops have detained two Americans in the restive eastern city of Benghazi.The official says the two Americans are college basketball players and members of the al-Helal team of the Benghazi University.The official says they were detained early on Friday inside the campus. He did not give their names and spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.It was not clear why the two were detained. There was no immediate comment from the U.S. Embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.
Two Americans were arrested by Libyan military forces in Benghazi and are being held for unknown reasons at the army’s headquarters, various media reported Friday.The U.S. Embassy in Libya hasn’t yet issued comment. But Fox News reported Friday morning that the Americans were basketball players, arrested on the campus at Benghazi University.Reuters reported that the two men, who have not been identified, are being held at the Libyan army headquarters.Reuters also reported that it’s not clear why the men have been detained.“They were arrested by university guards and then brought by special forces to the army barracks,” one army officials said, in Reuters.Meanwhile, an Australian and a Briton were found dead, with gunshot wounds on their bodies, in western Libya on Thursday, Reuters reported.“Their bodies were found near the coastal area of Mellitah,” one source said, to Reuters. And another unnamed source reported to Reuters that the victim from New Zealand was a woman, and from Britain, a man