Explosion damages Libya's Foreign Ministry on anniversary of 9/11 attack on U.S. ConsulateSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 09/11/2013 - 09:04
Explosion damages Libya's Foreign Ministry on anniversary of 9/11 attack on U.S. Consulate
A year after al-Qaida-linked militants attacked the U.S. Consulate in Libya, the country's Foreign Ministry building sustained serious damage when an explosion went off in Benghazi.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 5:36 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 8:48 AM
TRIPOLI, Libya — A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, security officials said, exactly one year after an attack there killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.
The early morning blast targeted a building that once housed the U.S. Consulate under the rule of King Idris, who former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi overthrew in a 1969 bloodless coup. The explosion caused no serious casualties, though several passers-by were slightly wounded, officials said.