String of explosions in Libya's capital and eastern city cause minor damage

Published May 18, 2013

| Associated Press

Libyan officials say explosions went off in the capital Tripoli and the restive eastern city of Benghazi, but no casualties were reported.

A security official says one bombing targeted an abandoned church in Benghazi that had been previously damaged by fire. The explosion damaged only a car parked outside.

The official says two other explosions targeted parked security vehicles elsewhere in the city. A soldier was lightly wounded from flying debris.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media.

Tripoli's security spokesman, Essam el-Naas, says two suspects have been arrested for an explosion near the Saudi, Greek and Palestinian embassies. A second went off near a security building.

He did not give further details about the suspects.

All explosions took place Saturday.

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