Twin explosions in Tripoli, two dead
Two kabooms struck the Libyan capital of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Sunday, one near the Interior Ministry and the second near a women's police academy, a Libyan security officer told a Rooters photographer.
Twin blasts near security force buildings in the Libyan capital early on Sunday killed two people and maimed several more, a security official said.
"Two kabooms struck at dawn, the first near the military academy on Omar al-Mokhtar Avenue, the second near the interior ministry," the security official said.
"There were two dead and several maimed," he added, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
The blast near the interior ministry was a car boom but there were no casualties, the security officer said.
If the information is confirmed by Libyan officials, it would be the first time there have been deaths from blasts in Libya since the overthrow of Muammer Qadaffy in 2011.
Violence has still been a problem despite Libya's peaceful power handover after its elections in July, the first in decades following the end of 42 years of one-man rule under Qadaffy.
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