Car bomb kills two soldiers in eastern Libya

May 24, 2018 | Brainwave Science



At least two army personnel loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, were killed Tuesday in a car bomb attack in eastern Libya.

Libya’s Channel 218 television station reported that the car bomb blew up near Gate 60 outside the town of Ajdabiya, where forces loyal to Haftar are deployed.

The fighting south-west of Derna was the most intense since Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) stepped up its campaign to take control of Derna, said Milad al-Zwai, spokesman for the LNA’s special forces.

The car bomb attack killed two soldiers from Haftar’s 152nd Battalion, according to Libya’s Channel 218 television station. No group has yet claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack. But the Daesh terrorist organization has carried out similar attacks in the past. One similar case happened in March. A Daesh suicide bomber attacked the same gate. The attack killed 3 soldiers.



Terrorism is a problem affecting nations across the globe. With terrorists always on the rise, law enforcement worldwide is challenged to find new ways to stop their plans. These days, terrorist organizations recruit believers through Social Media. This medium is also used to spread their violent propaganda.

Specialised investigative agencies are faced more than often with difficulties when trying to uncover terrorist plans, prevent them or catch the guilty ones.

In this recent car bomb attack, Libya has remained dogged by turmoil since 2011. In 2011, a bloody NATO-backed uprising ended with the ouster and death of President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power. Since 2011, the country’s stark political divisions have yielded two rival seats of power — in Tobruk and Tripoli — and a host of heavily-armed militia groups. This makes the region vulnerable to these types of attacks.

So how can law enforcement gather intelligence about the car bomb attack and better strategize in order to prevent these types of attacks from happening?




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In the Lybian car bomb attack, iCognative can offer investigative agents new intelligence that is of use to solve the case. The proprietary technology behind this security solution is developed to determine with 99.9% accuracy what a suspect knows. The iCognative test can be conducted on any suspect that is of relevance to the case. For the test to be used, it first needs to be built. This means that the investigative agent will input into the system information that is confidential and relevant to the perpetrator and used as stimuli for the test. In this case, the following facts are examples if they are not disclosed: the car, the location of the attack – Gate 60 outside the town of Ajdabiya; date of the car bomb attack – Tuesday, May 22nd; the type of weapon used – bomb; materials showcasing other Daesh attacks, in a similar manner.

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