Four army personnel killed in Libya's Benghazi

Militants opened fire on the car of Saleh al-Mesmari, a bomb disposal expert, in central Benghazi, leaving him dead.

Four army personnel killed in Libya's Benghazi

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four army personnel, including a bomb disposal expert, were killed late Friday in separate militant attacks in Libya's restive city of Benghazi.

Militants opened fire on the car of Saleh al-Mesmari, a bomb disposal expert, in central Benghazi, leaving him dead, a hospital official told Anadolu Agency.

A policeman survived the attack.

Three army personnel were also killed in separate attacks by unidentified militants in the troubled city.

Libya has been dogged by political instability since Gaddafi's 2011 ouster and death, with several militias holding onto their weapons following the bloody uprising.

Benghazi, Libya's second city, has recently turned into a battlefield between troops loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar and the Ansar al-Sharia militia, while the Libyan government has remained largely absent from the scene.

Last week, Human Rights Watch documented at least 250 "politically-motivated assassinations" in Benghazi and nearby Darnah this year.

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