Libyan renegade general survives assassination attempt: sources

BENGHAZI Libya Wed Jun 4, 2014 4:52am EDT

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BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - 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.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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