By Mutaz Ahmed.
Benghazi, 8 May 2014:
The head of intelligence in eastern region, Colonel Ibrahim Senussi, . . .[restrict]was assassinated this afternoon, two days after he went on television to name names behind killings in the city.
His car was shot at near the Benghazi medical college. Senussi then drove off, trying to escape but was followed. He was then shot again some 200 metres further along the road, this time fatally – in the neck and chest, according to an eyewitness.
When Senussi spoke on Libya Awalan TV two days ago he was not named, but was introduced as the head of intelligence.
He said terrorist groups were targeting anyone who had been trained abroad since the revolution. He accused Ansar Al-Sharia of being behind much of the violence in the city.
He also said that, unbeknown to their families, 58 young men had returned from Syria and were preparing to take part in suicide attacks. It was one of them, he added, that had been involved in the suicide attack on the headquarters of Brigade 21 on 29 April in which two Saiqa Special Forces members were killed.
There are reports that yesterday there was an attempt to seize one of his staff.
Several members of intelligence have been killed or targeted in the past year. [/restrict]