Benghazi rocked by second night of attacks
By Mohamed Bujenah.
One of the two vehicles damaged during the attack on the Garyounis police station. (Photo: Benghazi TV)
Benghazi, 17 December:
Two more police stations were attacked in Benghazi in the early hours of Monday morning, marking the second consecutive night of severe unrest in the city.
Shortly after midnight, Gar Younis police station was hit by explosives, resulting in damage to two civilian cars, but no reported casualties.
Al-Oruba police station was then subsequently hit, with both explosions and exchanges of gunfire being witnessed, although as with Gar Younis, no casualties were reported.
A potential third attack on Al-Hadaeq police station was prevented when the security services managed to apprehend the likely perpetrator in possession of two RPGs.
There have also been reports of drive-by shootings directed at police patrols, although these too are not reported to have resulted in casualties.
The police have not revealed the identity of the arrested man, and to date no group has publicly claimed responsibility for either last night’s attacks or those of the night before.
The assaults follow the arrest of a potentially vital suspect linked to the spate of assassinations directed against senior security personnel in Benghazi that continued over the past year.
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