By Ahmed Elumami and Maha Ellawati.
Tripoli and Benghazi, 9 October 2013:
Bomb disposal expert, Captain Ismail Mohamed Al-Shareef Al-Saiti, survived an attempt . . .[restrict]on his life today when explosives were detonated beneath his vehicle in Benghazi.
Saiti, who works in the bomb disposal department of the Benghazi Security Directorate, suffered only minor injuries when the explosion ripped through his vehicle. He is receiving treatment in the city’s Al-Jala hospital.
Spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room Abdullah Zaidi told the Libya Herald that the explosives were attached beneath the seat of the vehicle and caused a massive explosion. The blast happened in Benghazi’s Al-Riwaisat district near Wahda Bank.
A number of shop windows were shattered by the explosion, said Zaidi.
Today’s explosion was the latest in a wave of attacks in the east of the country targeting individuals from the police and armed forces. On Sunday, Libyan Air Force Pilot Colonel Abdullah Ahmed Zayad Al-Barrasi was killed in his car while driving to work at Benina airport. [/restrict]