Jamaican man among 3 killed in bomb attack in Libya

by August 11th, 2019

A Jamaican man is among 3 persons killed in a bomb attack in Benghazi, Libya yesterday (August 10).

He has been identified as 60 year old Deputy Security Chief, Clive Peck, a United Nations Field Officer, from Ocho Rios St. Ann.

A family friend told Irie Fm News that relatives are very traumatized by the incident.

According to a post on the United Nations Field Staff Union Facebook page, the UNFSU is sad to announce the passing of three staff members in the recent bombing incident in Benghazi and offer deepest condolences to the families and friends of all the victims.

The UNFSU said Mr. Clive Peck, Mr Seniloli “Tabs” Tabuatausole and Mr Hussein Elhader were working tirelessly, for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL, to give a more secure future and peace to the people of Libya.

The UN said it commemorates their ultimate sacrifice, in the cause of peace.

Reports in international media state that a bomb-laden vehicle exploded yesterday outside a shopping mall in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, killing three UN security staff.

The attack came even as the country’s warring sides said they accepted a cease-fire proposed by the UN aimed at halting combat in the capital Tripoli during an upcoming Muslim holiday.

Officials said the blast took place outside a mall where people were gathering for shopping a day before the holiday begins.

The Benghazi Municipal Council said the attack targeted a convoy for the UN Support Mission in Libya.

The site of the attack is close to offices of the UN Support Mission in Libya.

The blast also wounded nine people, including a 3-year-old child.

UN Special Envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, in condemning what he called a cowardly attack said it will not discourage them, nor will it prevent them from carrying on with their duties to bring about peace, stability and prosperity to Libya and its people.