Libya-Tunisia border crossing closed down in mourning for Libyan security commander

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Libya-Tunisia border crossing closed down in mourning for Libyan security commander

April 14, 2018 - 14:56
Written by: HousamNajjair

Libya's security authorities at the Dehiba-Wazin border crossing with Tunisia have closed it down for a three-day period to mourn the death of Ahrar Nalut Brigade commander, Saleh Omran.

Omran died on Thursday night in a car accident while chasing a fuel smuggler’s car.

Member of Nalut Municipality, Atif Burqeeq, explained on Friday that the accident caused the death of Omran and one of his companions, adding that Tunisian border guards who were closer to the scene of the car accident helped the group into Tunisian territory.

It is worth noting that Libyan-Tunisian border is a hot spot for smuggling fuel and food, which is run by criminal groups from both countries.

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