Jamaican, Clive Peck, among US staff killed in Libyan bomb attack - The Libyan Report

Jamaican, Clive Peck, among US staff killed in Libyan bomb attack

A Jamaican is among three United Nation workers who were killed when a bomb laden vehicle exploded Saturday outside a shopping mall in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

He has been identified as Clive Peck, originally of Smithville in Clarendeon

Mr. Peck is a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force where he served as a member of the Special Branch.

His two other dead collegaues are from Libya.

It's understood that UN officials have already contacted Mr. Peck's wife and confirmed his death.

UN spokespersons say three other members of its staff were injured, as were dozens of civilians.

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.

The Security Council convened an emergency session in New York on Saturday to discuss the latest developments affecting the war-torn North African nation.

According to a statement from the UN Special Representative for Libya, Ghassan Salame, the staff members who died and were injured served with the UN Support Mission in the country.

"This cowardly attack, which comes at a time when Libyans are out shopping in preparation for the Eid al-Adha, serves as another strong reminder of the urgent need for Libyans to stop fighting, set aside their differences, and work together through dialogue, and not violence, to end the conflict", Mr. Salame said.

The UN has been attempting to broker a truce in fighting which erupted following a major assault in April on the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli by the forces of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) and forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord. source