By Michel Cousins.
Tripoli, 3 October:
Three policemen were killed early this morning, Wednesday, and a fourth seriously wounded when unknown assailants threw . . .[restrict]a hand grenade at a national security checkpoint in Sousa, near Shahat, 200 kilometres east of Benghazi.
“The officers were doing their daily duty at one of the checkpoints” said Colonel Salem Saad, head of the security department in Shahat. “All efforts are being made to find the culprits and bring them to justice.”
The three dead men have been named as Wissam Ahmed Ben Omran, Majdi Saad Aljaali and Abdul-Wahab Mohamed Buqusisa.
Sources at Sousa hospital confirmed the three deaths and that the wounded man was in “a critical condition”.
Brigadier Mustafa Triki the Director of National Security in Beida which covers the area, condemned the attack. He stressed that this was a operation carried out by criminals who wanted to destabilise security in Libya. He sent his condolences and those of his fellow officers to the families of the three murdered officer and wished a speedy recovery for the fourth.
Additional reporting by Mohamed Elsharif [/restrict]