Car Explosion Leaves Security Official Injured in Libya

Published April 15th, 2019 - 12:32 GMT
This picture taken on April 12, 2019 shows a smoke plume rising from an air strike behind a tank and technicals belonging to forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord. (Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
This picture taken on April 12, 2019 shows a smoke plume rising from an air strike behind a tank and technicals belonging to forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord. (Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)
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Security official was wounded in eastern Libya's car blast.

The head of East Libya-based anti-terrorism agency was injured in a car explosion in Benghazi on Monday, according to a local security official. 

Colonel Adel Marfoua sustained slight injuries when a car exploded as he was passing by in eastern Benghazi, the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. 

He said it remain unclear whether the explosion "was intentional or accidental". 

Last week, three people were killed in a car explosion in Benghazi with local authorities saying the incident was caused by a car collision. 

Monday's blast came amid a military campaign launched by Khalifa Haftar, who commands forces loyal to East Libya-based government, to capture the capital Tripoli from the UN-backed government. 


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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