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Monday 19 March 2018

Talk show host allied to powerful Libyan general killed in Benghazi blast

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A car exploded in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing three people including a political activist close to a powerful general, hospital and security officials said.

The explosion on Saturday rocked the Benghazi district of al-Kesh which is lined with busy cafes, killing Mohammed Bougages and two others. At least 12 others were wounded, some of whom were in critical condition.

Mr Bougages is a political activist and a fiery TV host of a daily talk show called Frankly, which is aired on state TV.

H e has been an outspoken supporter of General Khalifa Hifter, who has led a campaign against extremists in Benghazi since 2014.


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