By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 29 March 2014:
Two separate overnight explosions in Benghazi have destroyed a number of vehicles . . .[restrict]outside a car showroom in Hay Al-Salam and a cigarette stall in Sabri district.
A bomb was placed underneath one of the vehicles parked outside a showroom belonging to Jalal Al-Surmani. So far there are no clues as who was involved or the reasons.
The kiosk attack was the second it has suffered. There have been a number of attacks on such kiosks over the past year, mainly in Benghazi and Derna, some being blown up, others burned down. Salafists, who view smoking as haram, are widely seen as being behind the attacks.
That may again be the reason in this case. However, it is also reported that the brother of the kiosk owner was Essam Mohamed Salah Al-Owjali, the head of the Ministry of Health’s Inspection and Follow-Up Department for east Libya, who was murdered in Benghazi just over a fortnight ago. Whether the two incidents are connected is unknown. [/restrict]