Libya: Bomb hits police station in Benghazi

Explosion took place early morning at Barka police station,destroying the facade: official

Written by PTI | Tripoli | Published: April 27, 2013 6:39:26 pm

Libyan security officials say a blast hit a police station in the eastern city of Benghazi,causing no human casualties but underlining the fragile security situation in the country’s east.

The explosion took place early morning today at Barka police station,destroying the facade,the officials said. It was the second bombing at the site this year.

A day earlier,a militiaman was killed when armed men attacked the headquarters of his pro-government group,Uqba ibn Nafi,in the eastern city of Darnah. The area is largely controlled by radical Islamist militias,officials said.

Meanwhile,a five-star hotel in Tripoli evacuated its staff and guests after receiving a bomb threat yesterday.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of they were not authorised to speak to the press.

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