By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 1 September 2013:
The special forces colonel Alaa Al-Fitouri died last night in the emergency room at Benghazi Medical . . .[restrict]Centre, from injuries received when a bomb went off beneath his vehicle a few hours earlier.
Fitouri is the latest in a series of officers to be murdered in Benghazi in similar circumstances. Earlier this week, General Military Prosecutor Yousef Al-Asayfer and his brother were killed in a car bomb attack.
The devices are reportedly of sophisticated design, attached magnetically to the underside of a vehicle. It is not clear if they are movement-activated or detonated by a remote signal. The terrorists would appear to have good intelligence and trail their targets, awaiting the opportunity to attach the booby-traps when vehicles are unattended.
A group of suspects was arrested around two weeks ago and sent to Tripoli for further investigations. Though the first apparent breakthrough in this nine-month bombing campaign against serving and retired police and army officers, it would not appear to have slowed the bombers. [/restrict]