Three car bombs exploded simultaneously in the northeastern town of al-Qubbah, located 35km east of Derna, killing at least 45 people and wounding 70 more.  The attacks targeted a gasoline station, the local police HQ, and the residence of Ageela Saleh, president of the House of Representatives. The latter was not hurt. Groups affiliated with the Islamic State have claimed responsibility for the bombings, which were carried out in retaliation for the Egyptian air strikes on Derna and Sirte.

Hakim Briki
Based in Tunis, Tunisia, Hakeem is MEA Risk's Chief Research Officer, responsible to the North Africa/Sahel Track. In his role, Hakeem overseas research and planning of our core services. He manages and oversees a group of Analysts and Trackers located throughout the monitored countries. Hakeem brings critical security analysis capabilities. Specific to the MENA region, Hakim has consulted for leading global corporations on security strategy and posture, including Baker Hughes, General Electric, Turbomach (Caterpillar), the Japanese International Cooperation Company, and others. Hakeem is multilingual and can be reached at | US: +1-305-901-6389 | UK: +020.3287.9833

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