8 January 2013

Libyan Islamist Escapes Assassination

Libyan Islamist leader Ahmed Boukhtala on Monday (January 7th) claimed to have survived an assassination attempt in Benghazi.

"One person was killed and another was wounded as they were planting a bomb in my brother's car with the aim of assassinating me," he told AFP about the Sunday night incident.

Boukhtala is accused of involvement in the 2011 killing of General Abdel Fatah Younes.

Media reports have also implicated him in the deadly September 11, 2012 assault on the US mission in Benghazi.

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