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Bomb Wounds Guard at Egyptian Consulate in Benghazi

17/08/2013

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Libya—One guard has been wounded and four cars parked nearby the Egyptian consulate in Benghazi, Libya as a result of a bomb blast that ripped through the garden wall on Saturday.

The blast occurred a few hours after the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan issued a statement that Libya “views what is happening in Egypt in terms of politics as being a purely internal affair that Libya does not intervene in.”

Zidan denied that his government supports one party in Egypt or another. Egyptian government has been battling protesting Muslim Brotherhood supporters after the removal of former President Mohamed Morsi from power early July by the army and huge public demonstrations.

They said at least five children were also cut by flying glass from the explosion, which blew out windows and significantly damaged a building opposite the consulate and vehicles, Reuters reported.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Witnesses said the bomb had apparently been hidden inside a briefcase.

Source: Tripoli Post

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