By Maha Elawatti.
Benghazi, 8 September 2013:
Gunmen in the same grey Mitsubishi Lancer this morning shot dead two special forces soldiers in . . .[restrict]separate Benghazi attacks, and may then have been responsible for the unsuccessful shooting of a third.
Their first victim was a special forces private, Abdel-Salam Obeidi, who was waiting near the Omar Mukhtar Mosque on the Airport Road, to be picked up to go on duty. The four killers, all reportedly wearing military uniforms, drove up and opened fire. Obedi was hit by two bullets, in the head and shoulder and died before he could be taken to Benghazi Medical Centre.
This attack took place at around 9 am. The same vehicle then appears to have driven the 5.5 kilometres to the district of Al-Hadaaiq, near the Marwa Clinic, where the occupants murdered another special forces member Ramadan Faraj Shukri, who died in a hail of bullets.
It is uncertain if the same vehicle and gunmen were then involved in the third attack, three kilometres away at Keish. Special Forces Major Salim Shaaban was shot in the leg as he got into his car, in front of his house. Rushed to Al-Jelaa Hospital, he was said this evening to be in a stable condition.
According to Benghazi Joint Control Room, the grey Lancer had no registration plates but had sustained damage to its rear, including its lights. [/restrict]