Libyan deputy interior minister escapes assassination in Benghazi

One car hit by the bomb in the assassination attempt to murder deputy interior minister of GNA in Benghazi, Faraj Egayem (Photo: Social media)

The deputy interior minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in eastern Libya, Faraj Egayem, has escaped an assassination attempt after a car bomb ran into his convoy in Sidi Khalifa area, Benghazi.

The assassination failed on Sunday afternoon and Egayem was seen later in a video on social media in good health conditions.

Sources from the interior ministry said no one was injured in the attack and only material damage was done to the convoy.

The attack is blamed on anti-Egayem and anti-GNA entities, including Khalifa Haftar and his General Command chambers.

The media office of Fayez Al-Serraj – the GNA’s Prime Minister – said Al-Serraj called Egayem and checked on his health conditions after the assassination attempt.

Egayem is known as one of Haftar’s men in Benghazi, but he has changed his stance and joined the GNA lately, denouncing Haftar’s crimes and threatening in videos posted on social media to scandalize Haftar’s crimes and secret detentions of his opponents.

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