By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 29 October 2013:
Two people were killed and a further five critically-wounded last night when gunmen opened fire on . . .[restrict]a group of protestors outside Benghazi’s Tibesti Hotel.
The protestors were in a tent erected outside the hotel when two masked gunmen opened fire at around 9.30 pm, Spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR), Abdullah Zaidi, told the Libya Herald. The gunmen immediately escaped from the scene of crime, he said.
Seven wounded people were brought to the hospital at 10 pm last night, according to the head of Jalaa Hospital media office, Fadia Barghathi. Two of them died shortly after they arrived, she said, and the others remain in critical conditions in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Zaidi said the protestors were a group from the Ubaidi tribe, who were staging a peaceful protest demanding investigations into the killing of Major-General Abdel-Fattah Younis. The former Chief of Staff and two colleagues were murdered on 28 July 2011.
The BJSR was investigating the attack on the protestors, Zaidi said, and had found a number of vehicles believed to be associated with the incident. [/restrict]