Benghazi bombing targets Libyan official

Abdullah al-Saiiti, head of the security chamber in Benghazi, survived an attack on Monday. Meanwhile, Libya's intelligence deputy has been released after being kidnapped on Sunday.

Benghazi bombing targets Libyan official

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior Libyan security official on Monday survived a car bombing in Benghazi that left one colleague dead and four wounded, a security official said.

Abdullah al-Saiiti, head of the security chamber in Benghazi, survived the attack, which targeted his convoy in central Benghazi's Hadayek neighborhood, spokesman Abullah al-Zaydi told Anadolu Agency.

According to al-Zaydi, a car loaded with 45 kilograms of TNT was detonated as al-Saiiti's convoy passed nearby.

While the bombing left one of al-Saiiti's colleagues dead and four others injured, al-Saiiti himself survived the attack, al-Zaydi said.

"Al-Saiiti's car is heavily armored, which allowed him to survive the bombing," he said.
No party has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Libyans have struggled to restore law and order to their country since the death two years ago of longstanding strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Monday's bombing came one day after unknown assailants abducted deputy intelligence chief Mustafa Noah as he emerged from Tripoli International Airport, who according to the latest reports, has just been released.

Last Mod: 18 Kasım 2013, 13:39
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