Car Bomb Damages Swedish Consulate in Benghazi

October 11, 2013  

A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, Friday, causing serious damage to the embassy and damaging adjacent buildings.

No casualties were reported from the explosion. 

Officials say the car bomb was detonated by remote control in the upscale neighborhood of Benghazi. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

Libya has been unstable since Qaddafi was overthrown two years ago. There have been several attacks in the country, the most well-known of which is the terror attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi.

Terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate on September 11, 2012, killing the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Exactly a year later, a car bomb was detonated in Benghazi, damaging the exterior of Libya’s Foreign Ministry building and the Central Bank of Libya.

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