Bomb goes off at Benghazi Foreign Ministry Bldg on anniversary of U.S. consulate attack

Bomb goes off at Benghazi Foreign Ministry Bldg on anniversary of U.S. consulate attack

A powerful car bomb exploded in Benghazi this morning, outside a Foreign Ministry building.  The blast, taking place on the one year anniversary of the 9/11 U.S. Consulate attack, caused extensive physical damage to the building and surrounding area.

According to CBS News,

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 Muammar Qaddafi overthrew in a 1969 bloodless coup. The explosion caused no serious casualties, though several passers-by were slightly wounded, officials said.

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