By Libya Herald reporter.
Misrata, 10 April 2015:
An apparent suicide attack in Misrata failed early this morning with only the bomber killed. A . . .[restrict]second assailant involved in the incident was later captured in the town.
The drama started at around 1 am this morning when two vehicles – a Hyundai Tucson and a Mercedes V2 – drove up to the Kararim checkpoint some 30 kilometres south of of the city. The driver of the first got out with two grenade in his hands and moved towards the guards who shot him dead before he could throw them. One of the grenades then exploded, blasting his upper torso apart. The Hyundai, in which a number of mortar shells had been placed, then caught fire and the shells started to explode, although not all of them. According to the military the bombs were not particularly powerful.
In the chaos, the driver of the Mercedes managed to drive off. He was, however, captured some two hours later in Misrata.
The Islamic State (IS), which has threatened an onslaught of suicide and car bombings in Misrata, is being blamed for the attack although, unusually for it, it has not yet rushed to claim responsibility.
This is the fourth such attack in as many weeks. On 15 March a bomb exploded outside the headquarters of 166 Battalion killing one of its members. There was a second car bomb on 22 March outside the city’s security administration building. Fortunately, no one was killed or injured. However, just five days ago, seven people died when a truck blew up next to a bus which had stopped at the Sadada checkpoint.
IS claimed responsibility for all three attacks.