Middle East

Twin blasts near courthouse in Libya's Benghazi: sources

Benghazi residents gather in front of the Tibesti hotel following the assasination of a prominent Libyan political activist on July 27, 2013. Two powerful explosions went off near the courthouse in Benghazi Sunday night, leaving 10 people injured and causing damage, witnesses and a security source said.

Benghazi residents gather in front of the Tibesti hotel following the assasination of a prominent Libyan political activist on July 27, 2013. Two powerful explosions went off near the courthouse in Benghazi Sunday night, leaving 10 people injured and causing damage, witnesses and a security source said.  (AFP/File)

Two powerful explosions went off near the courthouse in Libya's second city of Benghazi on Sunday night, leaving 10 people injured and causing damage, witnesses and a security source said.

The blasts came a day after 1,000 inmates escaped during a prison riot in the restive eastern city, birthplace of the 2011 armed uprising that ousted and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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