By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 25 February 2014:
Bani Walid Local Council offices were set on fire last night in what is believed . . .[restrict]to have been a revenge attack following the killing of a Qaddafi-era volunteer fighter.
Abdullah Nafea, who was head of the Bani Walid Operations Room, in charge of Qaddafi troops during the revolution, was shot in front of his house earlier in the evening.
A member of Bani Walid local council, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Libya Herald that the arson attack followed Nafea’s killing. He said that Qaddafi loyalists were believed to be behind the attack, which seriously damaged the interior of the building.
He said the homes of several revolutionary fighters were also targeted by gunmen last night, but no injuries had been reported.
Earlier this month, Bani Walid Local Council suspended work after a group of Qaddafi loyalists burned independence flags the day before the third anniversary of the revolution. The council then called on the General National Congress (GNC) and the government to take swift action to tackle the deteriorating security situation in the city. [/restrict]