By Noora Ibrahim and Moutaz Ahmed.
Benghazi, 8 May 2014:
Gunmen have attempted to kill Najia Muhammad Al-Taib, regarded in Benghazi as one . . .[restrict]of the stars of the revolution. She organised a group of volunteers to clean the Corniche and Tahrir Square, which was the emotional epicentre of the rising.
She was rushed to Jalaa hospital this afternoon after being shot in the abdomen in a drive-by shooting. She has been operated on and her condition is now said to be stable, hospital spokesperson Fadia Barghathi told the Libya Herald.
Al-Taib is well known and highly regarded in Benghazi and the attempt on her life has shocked locals. It is being seen as an attack on the revolution itself.
Earlier today, gunmen also attacked a police station in the city’s Fuwayhat district, a spokesman for the Special Forces, Milad Zwai, told this newspaper. There were no casualties.
Yesterday, gunmen attacked the passport and immigration building in the city but fled after a brief skirmish with security guards. Again there were no casualties.
Meanwhile, reports that there had been an attempt today to kill the head of Benghazi Local Council, Mahmoud Abu Raziza, have been denied by council officials. [/restrict]