The head of the self-proclaimed Cyrenaica Transitional Council’s military wing, Hamid Al-Hassi, narrowly survived an assassination attempt in Benghazi on 4 November. Press Solidarity reported that the attack took place in the Sidi Khalifa area as Al Hassi was driving to his farm.One of his bodyguards was said to have been killed in the attack and two others injured. According to the report, he had received a tip that an ambush was lying in wait on the road.
The Libya Herald reported that a car bomb detonated in front of the Hadaqeq police station in Benghazi in the early hours of 4 November. The blast was reported to have caused significant damage to the building’s entrance and injured three police officers. Reuter’s news agency, citing an unnamed police officer reported that the explosion was caused by a homemade bomb attached to the bottom of a police car parked in front of the station. The attack is the latest in a series if attacks on security forces in Benghazi to have taken place in recent months. On 13 October, a car bomb was detonated under the vehicle of Benghazi’s police chief, Colonel Mohamed Ben Haleem, in a failed assassination attempt. Three days later, Colonel Adel Baqramawi, a former officer under Qadhafi was assassinated when a bomb was thrown at his vehicle from a passing car.