One dies, two injured as car bomb hits military commander

Posted by News Express | 19 April 2018 | 2,553 times

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•Car bomb hits convoy of eastern Libyan military commander

A car bomb hit a convoy of the chief of staff of the eastern Libyan military outside Benghazi on Wednesday, killing one and wounding at least two people, security and military officials said.

Abdel-Razeq Nathouri was travelling from Benghazi to his base in al-Marj, a small eastern town when the convoy hit him some 20 km outside Benghazi.

No more details were immediately available.

 Nathouri is chief of staff to forces run by Khalifa Haftar, who has been receiving medical treatment in Paris, a French source said on Friday, confirming earlier reports from Libyan officials and media.

 

No more details have been provided on the treatment of Haftar, whose forces control much of eastern Libya — home to some of the country’s biggest oilfields.

Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Catherine Evans

Gleaned from Reuters (excluding headline)


Source: News Express

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