By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 22 May 2014:
There was an attempt on the life of Navy . . .[restrict]Chief of Staff, Commodore Hassan Boushnak, yesterday.
He was on his way to his office Wednesday morning when he was attacked by a group of men in a black Toyota SUV.
“Yesterday, while the [Navy] Chief of Staff was on his way to work, a black car with tinted widows began to follow him and men inside just started shooting,” Navy spokesperson, Ayoub Omar Qassem, told the Libya Herald.
A stream of bullets hit the car. “The driver and the two guards were injured during the shooting, but luckily survived with minor injuries,” added Qassem.
Boushnak survived the attack with a minor injury and was able to resume his duties today.
“Apparently, a small fragment of a bullet or shattered glass injured the back of his head, but it was not serious,” Qassem explained.
It also is reported there was a similar attempt shortly afterwards to kill Colonel Mohamed Al-Suwisi, head of Tripoli National Security Directorate. He too was shot at while travelling to work.
Both men had earlier declared their support for Khalifa Hafter’s so-called “Dignity Operation” against militias in Benghazi. [/restrict]