Libyan commander’s son kidnapped in Benghazi

Tripoli, Jan 31: Unidentified assailants Thursday kidnapped a Libyan commander’s son in Benghazi city, an official source said.

Son of Libyan Special Forces Army’s commander Wanees Bokhamada was abducted while he was leaving university, Xinhua quoted the source as saying.

The incident occurred a day after Libya’s interior minister escaped unharmed an assassination attempt.

Libya has been wracked with political violence and instability since the end of the civil war in 2011, which saw many armed militias formed in the country. Since then there has been rise in incidents of assassinations targeting politicians and security officials, who have tried to crack down on the militias .

IANS