Tripoli, 6 August:
Three armed men suspected of being terrorists have been killed in a raid carried out by the SSC (Supreme . . .[restrict]Security Committe) and the Eighth Security Reserve.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday night, NTC spokesman Saleh Darhoub said that the operation took place at a farm in Aziziya. The place was found to contain explosives and other items used in bomb-making. It is believed the farm was where various bombs found and diffused in Tripoli in recent months had been made and for which the three dead men were responsible.
Five members of the Security Reserve were injured in the attack.
Explosive devices found at the scene were diffused and a number of vehicles seized.
The authorities believe that the car which blew up in Tripoli’s Rasheed Street on Saturday may have contained a bomb from the farm. However, as Libya Herald reported, many in the area, including local police, are sceptical about reports that the incident at the open market by the old city was caused by a car bomb. Their view is that the vehicle blew up after a gelatina bomb used for fishing was thrown at it and the petrol tank exploded.