Haftar survives ‘assassination attempt’

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IOL pic jun4 libya Reuters Fighters loyal to former army general Khalifa Haftar take up position during clashes with Islamist militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Benghazi - A Libyan renegade general survived an attempt to kill him outside Benghazi on Wednesday, army sources said.

A suicide bomber drove a Land Cruiser packed with explosives to the base of retired general Khalifa Haftar, his spokesman Mohamed El-Hejazi said, adding Haftar had not been hurt.

Military sources said two of Haftar's guards were killed.

Haftar has launched a campaign to what he calls purge the North African country of Islamists. - Reuters


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