By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 29 August 2013:
The General Military Prosecutor Yousef Al-Asayfer and his brother were killed in a car bomb attack . . .[restrict]in Benghazi today.
“The incident happened in Leithi district at 1.45 pm, while the Al-Asyfer brothers were coming out from a mosque at Dhuhur prayers.” Benghazi Joint Security Room spokesman Abdullah Zaidi told the Libya Herald.
Reports indicate that the bomb was by a remote control, Zaidi explained, adding that BJSR have started the investigations.
The prosecutor’s was killed instantly in the attack. Youself himself was rushed to Benghazi Medical Center, Zaidi said, but he was dead on arrival.
“He joined the revolution early on and he was a good man and well respected,” a senior Benghazi military official said.
There have been a series of assassinations and attacks targeting security and military men in Libya generally, and in Benghazi and Derna in particular over the past year, the aim of which is seen no longer as revenge against individuals involved in the Qaddafi regime, rather the destabilisation of the city and the country. Last Friday, a senior bomb disposal expert who had been serving with the city’s criminal investigation department, Colonel Mustafa Agela Almugrbi, was gunned down as he walked with his son from a Benghazi mosque after Friday prayers.
In the past few days, at least six men have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the terror campaign.