Libya strongman’s chief of staff survives car bombing: military

Benghazi (Libya) (AFP) – Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s chief of staff on Wednesday survived a car bombing in the eastern city of Benghazi, according to his self-styled Libyan National Army.

General Abdelrazak al-Nadhuri “escaped unharmed from a terrorist assassination attempt after a car bomb exploded… as his convoy passed,” the LNA said in a brief statement.

The attack comes after Haftar, who supports a parliament based in the far east of Libya, was in hospital in Paris last week after falling ill during a trip abroad.