By Ahmed Elumami.
Benghazi, 8 July 2013:
Former colonel of Qaddafi’s Internal Security, Hamed Buruki was assassinated this evening by a powerful explosion . . .[restrict]in his car.
“The incident took place in Benghazi’s Quarsha district at 5:30 pm” the spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room, Mohamed Hejazi told the Libya Herald, “Buruki was taken to Benghazi Medical Centre but died immediately.”
Hejazi said that the car was completely burned out but that there had been no other casualties.
If Buruki’s murder was as a result of a car bomb, then it will be the second recent use of the assassination tactic. On June 26, Col Jumaa Musrati, a serving intelligence officer, was killed when his vehicle exploded near Benghazi’s Dubai Street roundabout.
At the start of last month there was what appears to have been a similar booby-trap attack on an Italian embassy vehicle in Tripoli, in the Zawiat Al-Dahmani district. On that occasion the bomb was noticed and the vehicle abandoned before it exploded. [/restrict]