Libyan commander survives assassination attempt in Benghazi

Gunmen opened fire on the car of Abdullah al-Saiti, commander of the city's security operations centre. Saiti escaped unhurt

Libyan commander survives assassination attempt in Benghazi

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Libyan security official on Saturday survived an assassination attempt by members of a militia in the volatile eastern city of Benghazi, a security spokesman said.

Gunmen opened fire on the car of Abdullah al-Saiti, commander of the city's security operations centre, while he was travelling in central Benghazi, said Ibrahim al-Shara, a security spokesman.

Saiti escaped unhurt, he said. The security operations centre is the top command of government security forces and militias allied to the government in the eastern city.

On Friday the government accused the Ansar al-Sharia group of killing nine special forces soldiers during an attack on the city's security headquarters.

 

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