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Bomb damages Libyan military site in Benghazi

Bomb damages Libyan military site in Benghazi
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A huge blast at the Libyan military intelligence headquarters in Benghazi has highlighted the continuining instability in the country.

No one was injured in the early morning explosion, but the exterior of the building was extensively damaged. It is the second attack on the base in as many months.

One local man said: “The blast happened right after dawn prayers. The people who witnessed the explosion said that a man carrying a sack got out of a silver car with a damaged door, then the car went around the building and then the explosion happened.”

The blast happened close to the Tunisian consulate. It is not known who carried out the attack. Libya has been hit by sporadic factional violence since the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi.