Car bomb kills Libyan police officer


A Libyan police officer has been killed in a car bomb attack in the country™s eastern city of Benghazi, the latest in a series of violent attacks in the North African country.

According to an unnamed security official, Imraja El-Uraibi, the head of a criminal investigations unit in the city, was fatally injured on Tuesday afternoon after a bomb planted under his car went off in Benghazi™s Salmani area.

œEl-Uraibi was immediately taken into intensive care but unfortunately his injuries were very severe. The car bombing aimed to assassinate El- Uraibi,” spokesman for Benghazi’s Joint Security Room, Abdullah Zaidi, said in a statement.

Military officers, soldiers, doctors, and judges have been targeted in a number of recent attacks in the country.

On September 11, an explosion killed police colonel, Salem al-Orfi, in the Assalam neighborhood of the city.

On September 9, unidentified armed men attacked an army vehicle near the coastal city of Sirte, killing two soldiers and injuring a third one.

Moreover, last month, unidentified gunmen shot and killed Libyan army colonel, Mustafa al-Aguili, in a drive-by shooting in Benghazi.

Unknown assailants also shot dead a Libyan doctor, who hosted a television program on human development, in Benghazi, on August 9.

In February 2011, Libyans rose up against former dictator Muammar Gaddafi™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.


Copyright: Press TV