Car of Egyptian diplomat blown up in Libya’s Benghazi

A car of Abdelahim Rifai, first secretary at the Egyptian consulate, is towed away after an improvised explosive device on it exploded, in front of his residence in Benghazi

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – A car belonging to an Egyptian diplomat was blown up near his home in the eastern Libyan city Benghazi on Monday, a day after two people were killed in the capital Tripoli in bombings authorities blamed on supporters of the country’s deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Security sources told Reuters a homemade device exploded underneath the vehicle of the Egyptian consulate’s first secretary Abdelahim Rifai. No one was hurt in the attack.

The sources described the blast as a “criminal act”.



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