Saturday, 25 October 2014  -  01 Muharram 1436 H

Thuwar leader murdered near Tripoli

BENGHAZI — The former commander of the thuwar in Al Amamira, near Emsalata some 140 km east of Tripoli, was reportedly shot dead yesterday, Friday. Muftah Grimazi was driving with his cousin Rifat Grimazi when their car was attacked, sources in Khoms told the Libya Herald. In the subsequent shootout both men were hit, as were two of the assailants. Both cousins were rushed to hospital in Emsalata but Muftah died later, the source said. Rifat’s condition is reported as stable. One of the injured assailants was taken to at Khoms hospital. However, according to the source, when police arrived to arrest him, he was no longer there. He had apparently been spirited out of the hospital by a group that had accompanied him there. The police did, though, arrest two men suspected of being involved in smuggling him out. The source said they had been transferred to Emsalata police station. The killing is believed to be the first of its kind in Al-Amamira. — Libya Herald

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