Mayor of Derna escapes assassination attempt

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 26 Sep 2018, 12:26 AM
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A local source in the city of Derna confirms that the Mayor of Derna, Abdel Moneim al-Ghaithi, escaped an assassination attempt on Tuesday.

The source tells Alwasat that on Tuesday night that a "military engineering team dismantled an explosive device placed adjacent to his room inside the Pearl Hotel, where he is currently residing."

It is noteworthy that the clashes between the Libyan army  and members of 'Shura Council Mujahideen Derna' terror group have continued to this day in the city. 

The Libyan army has been proceeding with great caution due to rooftop snipers and the improvised explosive devices planted by the terror group to obstruct the advance of their forces.

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