BENGHAZI, Libya - A police officer was killed in Libya's second city Benghazi on Tuesday by a bomb placed on his car, in the latest attack targeting security personnel, a medical source said.
BENGHAZI, Libya – A police officer was killed in Libya’s second city Benghazi on Tuesday by a bomb placed on his car, in the latest attack targeting security personnel, a medical source said.
Mrajaa al-Aribi died in the city’s Al-Jala hospital from injuries sustained in the explosion, the source said.
The bombing came a day after a spate of attacks in the eastern city killed one security service member and wounded another, security service spokesman Colonel Abdullah al-Zayedi said.
The two men were ambushed by gunmen. Bombers also hit an air force vehicle and the car of lawyer Jibril al-Maksabi on Monday, without causing any
casualties, Zayedi said.
Medics at Benghazi’s Al-Hawari hospital said it too had been hit by a bomb but nobody was hurt.
Benghazi was the cradle of the 2011 revolt that toppled and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, but it has been hit by a wave of deadly attacks against security force personnel and Western targets.
Libya’s new rulers have struggled to re-establish order and form a professional police force and army since Kadhafi’s overthrow and face former rebel fighters, some of them jihadist, who reject their authority.