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Assassination attempt on Libya army head

2011-12-10 21:45

Tripoli - A spokesperson for Libya's military says gunmen tried to kill the head of the army in a bold daylight attack in the country's capital.

Infantry spokesperson Abdel-Razik el-Shibahy says the army chief of staff was in a convoy on Saturday travelling from his home in Tripoli to the military headquarters when a group of armed men at a fake checkpoint tried to stop them.

He says Gen Khalifa Hifter's convoy swerved from the checkpoint and drove over a nearby bridge where they were shot at by two gunmen positioned on the other side.

The spokesperson says no one in the convoy was harmed and that soldiers arrested the two gunmen, who are in military custody for questioning.

Hifter's son, Belgasim, blamed a rival group of ex-rebel fighters.

Comments
  • cosmos.ndebele - 2011-12-10 22:02

    Still more to come!!!!

      John - 2011-12-10 22:47

      Meanwhile Back in South Africa the Blue Light Brigade Strikes Again! Friday, 09 of December, cars on the highway from Durban gave way to a political convoy with blue lights. Remembering 1 man killed by the Blue Light Brigade in Durban, and another in Jo'burg, I protested those murders and raised my finger as they drove past. They proceeded to block me and lunge their cars at me, as I swerved, slowed and pulled away. I held strong and steadfast in my protest! My family, however, were badly shaken. It is time that the ANC realizes that they are not above criticism and rejection, and also NOT ABOVE THE LAW! I expected them to zap me back, or even lay misdemeanor charges against me. But the public harassment and bullying shows that these mental's are in a mindset of their own. They need to be banished to Antarctica!

  • Marius Koen - 2011-12-10 22:16

    Power struggles.

  • Smanga Zwane - 2011-12-10 22:45

    What did they think was going to happen after killing people freely instead of subjecting them to justice? More people will die. It started with bloodshed and it will be bloodshed till there is no one left in that country...

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