Libyan bomb-disposal expert killed in Benghazi blast

Colonel Ragab Hussein al-Abbar was killed when a bomb he was handling – found at a local tobacco kiosk – exploded, the source said.

Libyan bomb-disposal expert killed in Benghazi blast

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior Libyan bomb disposal expert was killed on Friday while trying to defuse a bomb in the eastern city of Benghazi, a security source said.

Colonel Ragab Hussein al-Abbar was killed when a bomb he was handling – found at a local tobacco kiosk – exploded, the source said.

The explosion injured another four people, including three soldiers who had been accompanying the slain officer, he added.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb.

Earlier the same day, a Libyan soldier was killed and another injured in Benghazi when they came under fire by unknown assailants.

Libyans have struggled to restore order to their country since the death of longtime strongman Muammar Gaddafi in late 2011.

The transitional government and its security forces, meanwhile, have struggled to contain the armed militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi but which held onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.

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