By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 11 May 2014:
Four security officials, including a senior commanding officer, were murdered in shootings and another wounded today . . .[restrict]in Benghazi in three separate shootings, medical sources have said.
The Commanding Officer of the 204th Tank Brigade in Benghazi, Salah Mosbah Al-Shebani Al-Shaafi, was killed earlier in the day while driving his son to school, a member of staff and Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC) told the Libya Herald. He was 49 years old and lived in Majuri district. He had been shot in the stomach and chest.
This afternoon, two Saiqa Special Forces members were also shot while travelling in their car in Hay Al-Salam. The spokesman for Jalaa Hospital, where their bodies were received, identified the two men as Saifaddine Al-Hawari and Hamza Sati. She told this newspaper that both had suffered multiple gun shot wounds.
The body of another another Saiqa Special Forces member, Osama Salah Salama, was taken to the sam hospital shortly afterwards. He too had been targeted by gunmen. An numbed colleague who was with him and also shot is said to be in critical condition.
Those pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital were subsequently transferred to Benghazi Medical Centre.
It is not known if the killings are rested to yesterday morning’s deadly protests outside the 17 February Brigade’s headquarters. [/restrict]