Bombers Target Senior Libyan Officer's Car
[An Nahar] Bombers targeted the car of a senior Libyan police officer in the country's second city Benghazi on Saturday, without causing casualties, a security official in the eastern city told Agence La Belle France Presse.
"The car of Colonel Mohammed bin Halim, chief of police operations in Benghazi, went
kaboom! outside his home. No one was hurt," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
"Preliminary inquiries show that a home-made bomb was thrown at the vehicle by person or persons unknown."
Saturday's attack was the latest against senior police and army officers in eastern Libya, heartland of the 2011 revolution that toppled veteran dictator Muammar Qadaffy
... one of those little rainstorms from the Arab Spring...
, and comes just a week before the first anniversary of his death at the hands of the victorious rebels.
Former members of security services under Qadaffy have been among those targeted in the attacks, which are generally blamed on radical Islamists repressed under Qadaffy and who are seen to be seeking Dire Revenge™.
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