"The two colleagues were later released. "
Tripoli, May 21 - The Chinese embassy in Libya confirmed Wednesday that a Chinese engineer was killed in Libya's second largest city of Benghazi.
The victim, an employee of a Chinese construction company, was abducted Tuesday from a work site along with two of his colleagues and was later found shot.
He died later in hospital, a source with the company told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The two colleagues were later released.
Benghazi has witnessed a drastic escalation of violence and has become a major extremist base in North Africa following the violent overthrow of former ruler Muammar Gaddafi.