By Adam Ali.
Benghazi, 6 February 2015:
Three people were killed and 20 injured – all civilians – when a suicide bomber blew himself . . .[restrict]and his car up near an army checkpoint next to Benghazi’s Leithi district this morning. According to to Fadel Al-Hassi, head of the Special Forces Investigation Department, the bomber who also died was seen driving at speed towards the checkpoint and managed to detonate his explosives when shot by soldiers.
Initially it was reported that no one had been killed in the blast.
The incident took place on the highway near the Hijaz Street overhead bridge.
LNA and Operation Dignity forces have been carrying out an intensive onslaught in Leithi, the main Benghazi stronghold of Ansar Al-Sharia and its allies. The use of suicide bombers indicates a growing desperation on the latter’s part. [/restrict]