Haftar survives ‘assassination attempt’

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.

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

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