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More car bomb attacks raise tensions in Libya

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More car bomb attacks raise tensions in Libya


Another car bomb attack in Libya has raised tensions in the country around the first anniversary of the fall of Tripoli in last year’s revolution. 
This time no one was hurt when a vehicle  belonging to an Egyptian diplomat was blown up.
On Sunday three car bombs exploded near government buildings in the capital, killing two people.
The bombings in Tripoli and Benghazi are a major challenge to the new national council which has made improving security a priority.
Libya’s Deputy Interior Minister Omar al-Khadrawi said: “Those behind the attacks are the remnants from the previous regime, a fifth column who have many motives including revenge.”
Libyan security officials have arrested 32 members of what they describe as an organised network of Gaddafi loyalists whom they believe are linked to the attacks.
After Sunday’s blasts, officials accused those with allegiance to the ousted leader of trying to spread fear among the public in order to prevent the country from returning to normal.

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