By Ahmed Elumami.
Benghazi, 6 October 2013:
Colonel Abdullah Ahmed Zayad Al-Barrasi, a pilot in the Libyan Air Force, was shot while driving . . .[restrict]to work in Benghazi this morning.
He was targeted at 8:30 am, in the city’s Al-Bath Street, by unknown gunmen while on his way to work at Benina Air Base, Spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR) Abdullah Zaidi told the Libya Herald. He was critically wounded, Zaidi said, and died on arrival at Al-Jala Hospital.
The BJSR has launched an investigation into the attack but Zaidi pointed out that, because it was a quiet time of day, there were no eye-witnesses.
This is the latest killing in wave of assassinations and explosions targeting symbols of the 17 February Revolution and security personnel that continue to rock Benghazi. Yesterday a retired senior police officer, Abulhal Ali Mahdawi, was shot at close range outside a Benghazi cafe. [/restrict]