An imam and preacher was murdered in the city Zliten on Tuesday.

An improvised explosive device was planted under Sheikh Mustafa Abu Baker Al-Toumi's car and went off in Abu Raqaya Street at around 9 am.

Al-Toumi died shortly at hospital of severe wounds he sustained in the bombing.  

The Municipal Council of Zliten condemned the murder of Sheikh Mustafa, who enjoys a good reputation among local residents, saying this cowardly act aimed at undermining security and stability of the city.

Zliten is a town situated 160 km east of Tripoli.