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Four military vehicles exploded in Libya's Tripoli
Libyans gather around the wreckage of a car after an explosion in Benghazi. (File photo)
Libyans gather around the wreckage of a car after an explosion in Benghazi. (File photo)
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:39PM
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Four Libyan military vehicles have been exploded in the outskirts of the capital, Tripoli, following the assasination of an air force commander in the east of the country.


The interim Libyan government’s spokesman Abdussalam Sabri Sharief said the vehicles were detonated on Tuesday by homemade explosive devices.

The spokesman said no casualties were reported from the incident.

Late on Monday, gunmen in a vehicle gunned down a commander with the investigation and rescue brigade of the Libyan air force in Derna.

Colonel Fethi Ali al-Amamiwas was targeted by armed men in a vehicle as he opened his boutique in the eastern port city.

In June, gunmen killed appeal court judge Mohammed Ibrahim Houidi, the president of the criminal division, in Derna.

Over the past months, eastern Libya has been hit by bombings and assassinations targeting judges, military and police officers who worked under ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

In February 2011, Libyans rose up against Gaddafi’s four-decade rule and deposed him in August 2011. He was slain in his hometown of Sirte on October 20 of the same year.

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