Fijian dies in bombing incident in Benghazi
August 12, 2019 12:22 am
Clive Peck, Seniloli Tabuatausole and Hussein Elhader [Source: UNFSU}
The UNFSU announced the passing of three staff members in a recent bombing incident in Benghazi.
They offer their deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims.
Mr Clive Peck, Mr Seniloli “Tabs” Tabuatausole and Mr Hussein Elhader were working tirelessly, for UNSMIL, to give a more secure future and peace to the people of Libya.
They commemorate their ultimate sacrifice, in the cause of peace.
At least three United Nations staff members were killed in Libya after a bomb-laden vehicle exploded this weekend outside a shopping mall in the eastern city of Benghazi, a spokesman for the international body said.
The attack on Saturday occurred even as the country’s warring sides said they had accepted a cease-fire proposed by the United Nations aimed at stopping combat in the capital, Tripoli, during an upcoming Muslim holiday.
Health officials said the bomb had exploded outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday. The Benghazi municipal council said the attack had targeted a convoy for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.
Footage circulated online showed what appeared to be burned United Nations-owned vehicles as thick smoke bellowed into the sky.
[Source: nytimes and UNFSU]