TRIPOLI, Libya – A Libyan security official says a car bomb has exploded in front of a military compound in the restive eastern city of Benghazi, killing two soldiers.
The official says the bombing took place early on Tuesday morning in front of the Special Forces barracks near the Benghazi airport. He says two other soldiers were wounded by the explosion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to talk to media.
Libya has seen a severe deterioration in security over the past two years following the ouster and the killing of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in an eight-month civil war.
The government has depended on unruly militias to fill the security vacuum in the absence of a strong police force or a unified military.