1 killed, 2 wounded in Libya attacks


People gather at the site of a bomb blast in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, on July 29, 2013.

A Libyan army soldier and a colonel have been killed, while another colonel has been wounded in separate attacks in the cities of Misrata, Derna and Benghazi.

According to security officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, on Thursday, all the attacks occurred a day earlier.

In Misrata, Libya’s third largest city which lies 150 kilometers (93 miles) east of the capital Tripoli, a soldiers was shot to death by unknown assailants.

In the eastern port city of Derna, unknown attackers shot and killed Colonel Noueisri al-Adnen.

An unnamed security official said that the Colonel was in his car with his parents and Å“died on the spot”.

In the restive eastern city of Benghazi, Colonel Mabrouk al-Obeidi was injured after a bomb, planted in his car, exploded.

Over the past months, Libya has been hit by bombings and assassinations targeting judges, military and police officers who worked under ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

On July 29, a Libyan army official was injured in a car bomb blast in Benghazi.

On July 15, gunmen in a vehicle gunned down Colonel Fethi Ali al-Amami, a commander with the investigation and rescue brigade of the Libyan Air Force, in Derna.

On July 3, a group of armed men attacked Libyaâ„¢s Interior Ministry in the capital, Tripoli, forcing the closure of the building.

In June, armed men killed appeal court judge Mohammed Ibrahim Houidi, the president of the criminal division, in Derna.

In February 2011, Libyans rose up against Gaddafiâ„¢s four-decade rule and deposed him in August 2011. He was slain in his hometown of Sirte on October 20 of the same year.


Republished from: Press TV