TRIPOLI, Libya – Security officials in Libya say a car bomb has killed an intelligence officer and his two-year son in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Officials say Sueliman el-Fasy and his son were killed Sunday night in the Quraish neighborhood in a blast targeting his family. They say his pregnant wife suffered burns and his eight-month son was hospitalized.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists.
Benghazi has seen frequent violence in the past year, including killings of security officials and a string of attacks on foreign diplomatic posts that have driven most of diplomats out of the city.
Benghazi, where Libya's 2011 uprising began, was the scene of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.