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Libyan renegade general survives assassination attempt: sources
June 4, 2014 / 8:54 AM / 3 years ago

Libyan renegade general survives assassination attempt: sources

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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