Libyan security officer killed in explosion

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Posted: Sep 02, 2012 2:30 PM
Libyan security officer killed in explosion

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan security official says an intelligence officer has been killed when a bomb blew his vehicle up in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Abdel-Moneim al-Horr, spokesman for the Libyan security committee, said Col. Jumaa al-Kadiki died of wounds from the explosion on a main street in Benghazi.

Al-Horr said another intelligence officer traveling with al-Kadiki was seriously injured.

It was not clear if the bomb was attached to the vehicle or thrown at it. Al-Horr said it was an assassination attempt.

Both officers served under the former regime led by longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

The Sunday blast was the latest in a series against security officials affiliated with the previous regime. The civil war that ousted Gadhafi last year started in Benghazi.