A street gang in the Hafatr-controlled Benghazi attacked a security patrol while it was carrying out its duty on Sunday night, a source from the city reported.

The source, who preferred to stay anonymous, clarified that the mobsters opened fire at the patrol and shot the head of the detective division of the Criminal Investigation Department, causing injuries to both his left and right legs.

The notorious gang called "Biha" controls the neighbourhood of Abu Hadeema and is known for its involvement in drug activities.

The gang that holds the family's name of its members has joined Haftar's militias, which gave them easy access to arms and ammunition.

The city of Benghazi, in particular, and the eastern region in general, is experiencing a state of security chaos since it fell in Haftar's hands.