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Two explosions rock Benghazi

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 - 00:58

July 28 - Explosions rocked the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday in what appeared to be attacks on judicial buildings, said a security official. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Explosions rocked the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday(July 28) in what appeared to be attacks on judicial buildings, a security official said, a day after more than 1,100 inmates escaped during a prison riot there. Ten people were slightly wounded in one of the blasts which targeted a court in the north of the city, said Mohammed al-Hijazy, a spokesman for Benghazi security operations. He added another explosion occurred in front of an office belonging to the justice ministry, but it was not immediately clear exactly what had happened in that incident. Hijazy said there had been two blasts in the city, which occurred around the time families were breaking their Ramadan fast. Residents living near the court said the building, and others nearby, had sustained significant damage. Pieces of glass and rubble were scattered on the ground. Armed violence and lawlessness, caused in part by militia groups who often do as they please, has hobbled governance in large areas of the oil-producing North African state following the 2011 war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. Earlier officials said that about 100 inmates out of 1,117 who escaped during a riot in Kuafiya prison on the outskirts of Benghazi on Saturday had been recaptured.

Two explosions rock Benghazi

Sunday, Jul 28, 2013 - 00:58

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