Benghazi, 18 November 2013:
The head of the Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR) Colonel Abdullah Al-Saiti’s convoy was targeted in a car-bomb . . .[restrict]attack this morning that left one of his bodyguards dead and another seriously injured.
“One of Saiti’s bodyguards, Wisam Saed Al-Faisi, was killed in the blast and another was seriously injured,” spokesperson for the BJSR Abdullah Zaidi told the Libya Herald. “Saiti himself was not injured in the explosion and is now back at work.”
The car-bomb was a stationary vehicle packed with 45 kilos of heavy-duty explosives parked by the side of Dubai Street near the Magoury district of Benghazi, Zaidi said. He added that this appeared to have remotely detonated as Saiti’s convoy of four vehicles drove past.
Saiti always took the same route to work, he said, and was clearly the intended target of the attack.
Other vehicles nearby were apparently damaged in the blast. [/restrict]