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3 injured in car bomb explosion in Benghazi

11-05-2012 10:47 BJT

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BENGHAZI, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- An explosion occurred in front of a police station in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Sunday, injuring three police officers.

People stand near a police car, which exploded after an explosive device was detonated in the
parked vehicle, in front of a police station in Benghazi November 4, 2012.

The police station's main entrance and many of the offices inside the building were destroyed, which led to the burning of many documents inside.

A police officer said "three of the police officers who were working on night shift suffered from minor injuries from the explosion and were transferred to the hospital for treatment".

The head of security media in the interior ministry announced " that suspects have been arrested and investigations have started to find out the reasons behind this attack".tack ".

According to primary investigations and eye witness "two men driving a civilian car parked in front of the police station in the early hours of Sunday morning at about 5 a.m. and throw an explosive package next to one of the police cars that was parked in front the station which led to the explosion ".

Many of the buildings and shopping center next to the police station were damaged from the explosion.

This attack came after a series of other attacks targeting police and military personnels and buildings in the past months which led to the killing of military and police commanders and destroying of many security vehicles.


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