By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 11 June 2014:
It has been disclosed that Benghazi political activist Mohamed Bughaighis was the target of an assassination attempt . . .[restrict]when a bomb exploded outside his house. A source who asked not to be named said that a bag of explosives had been left in front of the activist’s house. The words “What use to you is Hafter?” were scrawled on the outside wall.
The reference was to retired general Khalifa Hafter who is waging a self-proclaimed “war on terrorism” in Benghazi.
There was no major material damage and no one was injured in the attempt, though Bughaighis and his family were at home when the incident occurred on Sunday.
Activists have become the targets in Benghazi. In June 2013, popular political activist Abdulsalam Musmari was assassinated. His assassination sparked protests in the city and led to the resignation of a Benghazi congresswoman in a show of solidarity with the families of victims.
This year, in January, a media activist survived an assassination attempt, followed less than two weeks later by an attempt against another young activist. As recently as last month prominent editor, journalist and activist Muftah Awad Buzid was killed on his way to work. [/restrict]