The deputy chief of the Sirte Protection and Security Force (SPSF) Ali Erfida was targeted by an assassination attempt on Sunday in Al-Khums city as he was heading to Tripoli, spokesman of SPSF Taha Hadid said.
Erfida was sent to Al-Khums Hospital and his health condition was very critical after his car was shot at by gunmen.
According to local sources from Al-Khums, Erfida’s body suffered several wounds and had to undergo a surgery to stop bleeding.
“There should be a swift and thorough investigation into the incident.” The SPSF said in a statement.
Erfida is from Al-Khums city. He was a navy officer but left to be part of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous operation in the fight against ISIS, then he became a part of the SPSF.
Al-Khums is suffering from lack of security and a heavy presence for armed groups with extreme ideologies such as Salafism-Madkhalism.
Armed groups also control most vital institutions and facilities in Al-Khums such as the port.