By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 29 March 2014:
A 200-year old tomb of a prominent local Sufi teacher, . . .[restrict]Sa’eed Al-Tayer, was blown up early Thursday in the village of Mahrouga village in Brak Al-Shatti in southern Libya.
“A loud blast bang woke me up in the early morning” Brak Al-Shatti grocery owner Mohammed Al-Ameen told the Libya Herald.
“I live relatively far from the place but it was loud enough to wake up people several kilometers away”, he added. “It was not the first attack recorded, there have been others but they were mainly cases of vandalism.”
The explosion was powerful enough that not only was it heard kilometres away, it damaged nearby homes and destroyed other graves inside the cemetery.
Salfists, who are opposed to Sufi practices, are thought to be responsible for the destruction. A number other tombs have been destroyed in the region in the past year and a half. [/restrict]