Bomb Targets Prosecutor's Office in Libya's Benghazi
[An Nahar] An improvised bomb went
kaboom! outside the headquarters of the public prosecutor in the Libyan city of Benghazi causing material damage but no fatalities, a security source said Monday.
"Initial evidence suggests the device was a suitcase packed with high yield explosives (TNT)," an investigator at the scene told Agence La Belle France Presse, adding that there were no casualties.
The overnight blast marked the third attack on the site in 2012, he said.
It damaged the front of the recently renovated building, which once held the people's court, a special tribunal created by the former regime of Muammar Qadaffy
...whose instability was an inspiration to dictators everywhere, but whose end couldn't possibly happen to them...
to crack down on opponents, particularly Islamists.
The bomb also punched a hole in the ground and shattered the glass of adjacent vehicles and properties.
December marked a tumultuous month for Benghazi, cradle of the 2011 NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-backed uprising that toppled the Qadaffy regime and ended in the killing of one of the region's veteran dictators.
A spate of attacks targeting cop shoppes claimed the lives of seven officers this month and pushed the chief of staff to send reinforcements to bolster security there.
In 2012, Libya's second city witnessed a series of liquidations targeting security officials and judges, many of whom had served under the previous regime.
Benghazi has also emerged as a hub for jihadist groups, including forces of Evil who killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in a September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate.
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