Dozens Injured In Benghazi Car Bomb

(Author: Libyan Gazette Editorial Staff)


A car bomb explosion on Tuesday injured dozens of civilians in Benghazi, said a local security source.

Interior Ministry spokesman Walid Al-Orfi said, “a car bomb was detonated by an unidentified attacker outside Budizirah Park near the city’s eastern entrance.”

“While no one was killed, at least 15 civilians were injured by the blast. Security forces have since cordoned off the blast site and launched an investigation into the attack,” added Al-Orfi.

No one has taken responsibility for the blast.

Less than a month ago Benghazi was hit with two car bombs. One of the car bombs took place in the city centre killing four individuals, one of which was Muhammad Bugaughis, a pro-Haftar political activist.

Clashes between Haftar’s forces and his opponents in Benghazi have been ongoing for about two years. A statement was released in July by a group opposing Haftar, called the Defend Benghazi Brigade (DBB), accusing the rogue general of destroying civil institutions, abusing women, burning homes and properties, killing religious leaders as well as those who memorized the Quran in eastern Libya.

The DBB claim that Haftar has done nothing but destroy and add more chaos, destabilization and lack of security to eastern Libya. 

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