Former interior minister escapes assassination attempt in Libya's Benghazi

Former interior minister escapes assassination attempt in Libya's Benghazi

January 20, 2017 - 16:45
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The war-torn city has been plunged into political murder

A car bomb went off outside a mosque in Al-Majori district in Benghazi on Friday leaving 8 people wounded.

Eyewitnesses said  the car bomb exploded outside Abu Horira Mosque where former interior minister Ashor Shuwail was performing the Friday prayer.  

Ashor Shuwail, his son and six others were wounded in the explosion as they were leaving the mosque, the eyewitnesses added.

Al-Jala Hospital said the wounded have been admitted to the hospital and they are in stable condition.

Local media sources indicated the car bomb was targeting Ashor Shuwail, who served as the country's interior minister from December 2012 to May 2013.
 

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