By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 3 September 2013:
A retired colonel escaped with minor injuries when a car-bomb exploded beneath his vehicle today . . .[restrict]in the eastern town of Ajdabiya.
Farag Abu-Halfaya, a former member of the Intelligence Department in Kufra, was driving home after paying his respects at a funeral in the north of the town. The explosives, which had been planted under his car, detonated when he reached the bridge in the east of the town.
Abu-Halfaya suffered minor injuries in the explosion and was taken to a nearby hospital. An investigation into the attack has been launched.
Today’s car-bomb was the latest in a string of attempted assassinations and murders targeting military personnel in the east of the country. Two days ago, a retired Special Forces sergeant escaped when his unoccupied vehicle exploded outside his home in Benghazi. The previous day, Special Forces Colonel Alaa Al-Fitouri died from injuries caused by a car-bomb, also in Benghazi. [/restrict]