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Libyan Interior and Justice Minister Dies in Car Crash

January 7, 1993

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ Ibrahim Bakkar, Libya’s interior and justice minister and head of general intelligence, was killed in a car crash on his way home from Tunis, the Egyptian Middle East News Agency reported.

All people traveling into and out of Libya have to use cars or ferries because of air travel sanctions imposed April 15 by the United Nations in a bid to force Libya to hand over suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

MENA, in a dispatch from the Libyan capital Tripoli, said Bakkar had been attending an Arab interior ministers meeting in Tunis and was returning home.

It had no details on how the accident occurred or where it took place.

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