Axar.az
UP
19 April 2018


Libyan tribal chief survives second assassination bid

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Seven Muslim worshippers were injured on Friday when a car bomb exploded outside a mosque in the city of Benghazi, a local security source has told.

Axar.az reports that according to the source, who spoke anonymously due to security concerns, Saleh al-Ateyosh, head of the Union of Libyan Tribes in Eastern Libya, was the attack’s likely target.

While the tribal leader survived the attack unscathed, seven other people were injured in the blast, including his son, the same source added.

If al-Ateyosh was, in fact, the intended target of Friday’s car bombing, this would make it the second attempt on his life in less than a year.

Considered an important local political figure, Al-Ateyosh survived a similar car-bomb attack -- also in Benghazi -- last November.

The perpetrators of the two attempts on his life remain unknown.

Date
2017.08.04 / 20:59
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

UK: ‘Reckless’ Russia breached chemical arms ban

Zakharova: There is unbiased view of Skripal issue in Azerbaijan

May, China's Xi agree chemical weapons use 'unacceptable'

Russia's possible deliveries of S-300 air defens systems

Greece releases fugitive FETO coup soldier

U.S. calls for keeping up pressure on NK ahead of summit

Russia, Azerbaijan linked by strategic partnership relations

Turkish, Chinese presidents discuss Syria over phone

German leaders to seek waivers from US sanctions on Russia

Armenian police haul off 106 protesters - Live

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla