Another Bombing in Benghazi! Hospital Blasted on Anniversary of U.S. Consulate Attack
Here we go! Another powerful bomb was detonated in Benghazi on the one year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Consulate. This time, a hospital was the target, killing and injuring dozens. Reports tell of people running and collecting body parts.
According to Fox News,
A car bomb exploded Monday near a hospital in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, killing at least 10 people, AP reported, in one of the biggest attacks since the end of the civil war that ousted former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The Tripoli-based Interior Minister Ashour Shwayel said in an interview with Libya’s al-Ahrar TV network that there were only two or three deaths from the deadly blast. Meanwhile, Benghazi police chief Tarek al-Kharaz said at least 13 people were killed and 41 wounded.
The discrepancies could not immediately be reconciled due to the chaotic aftermath and lack of coordination between agencies.
A remote control was used to detonate the explosives-laden car and weapons including Kalashnikov rifles were found inside the vehicle, according to Libyan security official Abdel-Salam al-Barghathi.
Al-Barghathi, the head of the operation room for one of the city’s main security agencies stated that the car was parked next to a bakery near the main hospital when the device detonated on Monday morning.
“I saw people running and some of them were collecting parts of bodies,” an unidentified witness told Reuters.