Car bomb kills one in Libya's Benghazi

One person was killed and five wounded on Sunday when a car exploded in a cemetery in Benghazi.

Car bomb kills one in Libya's Benghazi

World Bulletin / News Desk

One person was killed and five wounded in Libya's eastern city Benghazi on Sunday when a car bomb exploded at a funeral for an assassinated army officer.

The army colonel had been killed by a device planted under his car which exploded while he was driving through the city centre on Saturday, a security source said.

He died in hospital on Sunday morning.

When relatives and friends gathered for his funeral at noon on Sunday a car bomb exploded in the crowd.

The security situation has sharply deteriorated in Libya's second-largest city in the past few months.

The capital Tripoli last month saw the worst fighting in months between militias.

Most countries closed their consulates in Benghazi after a series of attacks and some foreign airlines have stopped flying there.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Aralık 2013, 17:33
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