By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 9 November 2013:
The General Prosecutor for the Jebel Akhdar region was killed this morning when an explosive . . .[restrict]device blew up his car.
The bomb detonated when Mohammed Alnaas switched on the engine, a local resident told the Libya Herald. He said that he believed the attack was carried out by people who did not want the state to be constructed.
Last month in Derna an army commander who had helped lead the resistance movement against Qaddafi, Brigadier Hussein Hinshir, was killed.
The local added that there were no officials at all in the eastern town. Derna Congressman, Abdulfatah Shalwi, recently admitted that the town had no functioning local council or security directorate.
It is unclear as yet if the killing is linked to the arrest yesterday morning in Beida, where Alnass worked, of a so-far unnamed figure, thought to have come from Derna.
The man was arrested after the vehicle he was in was stopped by guards at a checkpoint on the Shahat road. It was discovered to contain a large amount of weapons and explosives, a local official told this paper.
He described the man as an “important person” but said that the man’s identity was being withheld at present while he was being interrogated.