By special correspondent.
Derna, 14 March 2014:
The bodies of two employees of the Wahda Bank in Derna were found at . . .[restrict]a beach thy locals after Friday prayers today. They had been shot in the head.
They had been seized and abducted yesterday in what appears to have been an attempted armed robbery that went wrong.
The two were said to have been transferring LD 6 million of bank funds.
The thieves rammed the vehicle in which the two were travelling, forcing it off the side of the road and down an embankment.
The two employees, who have been named as Saad Al-Mismari and Abdurrazak Badr, tried to flee the scene but were grabbed by their assailants who then drove off with them. The money, however, was left in the vehicle and has since been returned to the bank.
There were strong fears for the safety of the two employees since they knew the identities of the would-be thieves in what has all the markings of an inside job.
There is now talk in Derna of banks going on strike because of the lack of security in the town. [/restrict]