Benghazi car bombing kills political activist, 5 others


A booby-trapped car exploded on Saturday evening in downtown Benghazi district of al-Kesh which is lined with busy cafes. The blast killed the head of an independent anti-corruption organisation, Mohammed Bougages, who was sitting in a cafe, and five others, officials said. At least 10 others were wounded, some of whom were in critical condition.

The car bomb exploded around 8:30pm in Benghazi killing Bougages and at least two others while injuring about 15 other people.

Saturday’s explosion raised fears of a return to that grim period of assassinations. On Friday, the bodies of 10 unidentified men were found in a dumpster in Benghazi. The bodies bore torture marks and had gunshot wounds to the head, according to a statement by the Support and Reinforcement security unit which found them.

Benghazi is a war battlefield between Haftar’s Operation Dignity and the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (SCBR).

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