Benghazi police bombed for second time in three days

BENGHAZI Sun May 12, 2013 7:47am EDT

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BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Two more police stations were attacked in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi in the early hours of Sunday morning, the local council said, after two others were bombed on Friday.

The attacks are the latest signs of insecurity in Libya's second city, birthplace of the uprising that toppled the dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Nearly two years after his fall, rebel groups that helped to overthrow him are still refusing to disband and remain a more visible presence on the streets than the state security forces.

"We are not satisfied with the performance of the Ministry of Interior," said Osama Al Sharif, Benghazi's local council spokesman. "And especially with the leadership of Benghazi's police."

The recent violence against diplomats, military and police includes an attack in September that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

This week, diplomats began to withdraw from the capital Tripoli, where security took a turn for the worse in late April when armed groups seized two ministries for about a fortnight to press demands on parliament.

(Reporting by Feras Bosalum; Writing by Jessica Donati; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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woohooman wrote:
False Flag-o-Meter is on high alert next 7 days – because when cockroaches in government are in the spotlight – they tend to create ‘DIVERSIONS’ that take the complicit sewer stream spotlight OFF of them.

It is the tactic that Bill Clinton perfected and is in the handbook of every Rothschild puppet President.

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