Police officer targeted, brother injured in latest Benghazi car blast

Benghazi, 21 November 2013:

A Benghazi police officer was the target of an assassination attempt yesterday and his brother, who was driving, was seriously injured, when an explosive device planted in his vehicle was detonated.

A spokesperson for the Benghazi Medical Centre, where the colonel’s brother is being treated, told the Libyan news agency LANA that he was seriously injured in the blast. He would now face surgery to both his legs and one of his hands, the spokesperson said.

The device exploded when the vehicle was driven across a bridge near the Benghazi Medical Centre. The colonel, who . . .

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