Several Dead, Injured in Benghazi Car Bombing

Several Dead, Injured in Benghazi Car Bombing

Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 10:00
People look at the remnant of vehicles at the scene of a car bombing in Benghazi, Libya May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
Asharq Al-Awsat
A car bombing on a busy commercial street in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi early on Friday killed at least seven people, including a girl, and wounded 20, a security official said.

The blast, the latest to rock Libya's second-largest city, took place as the street behind hotel Tibesti, which is the city's largest, was full of people, said Spokesman for the Military and Police Forces in Benghazi. Capt. Tarek Alkharraz.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Footage that circulated online shortly after the explosion show a massive fire in the middle of the busy Abdel-Nasser Street. Plumes of heavy smoke are seen rising into the night sky as fire truck and ambulance sirens can be heard in the background. Other images show mangled and charred cars on the street, with scores of onlookers gathered around.

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