Eastern Libya army chief survives bomb attack; one dead

Published: April 19, 2018 12:14:34 | Updated: April 22, 2018 10:53:08

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A car bomb hit a convoy of the chief of staff of the eastern Libyan military outside Benghazi, leaving one person dead and at least two others wounded, security and military officials said.

Abdel-Razeq Nathouri on Wednesday was travelling from Benghazi to his base in al-Marj, a small eastern town, when the convoy hit him some 20 km outside Benghazi, says a Reuters report.

No more details were immediately available.

Nathouri is chief of staff to forces run by Khalifa Haftar, who has been receiving medical treatment in Paris, a French source said on Friday, confirming earlier reports from Libyan officials and media.

No more details have been provided on the treatment of Haftar, whose forces control much of eastern Libya — home to some of the country’s biggest oilfields.

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