Bomb targets North Benghazi Prosecutor’s Office
By Maha Ellawati.
The North Benghazi Prosecutor’s office after last night’s attack (Photo: Ajwaa ElBalad Facebook Page)
Benghazi, 31 December:
The North Benghazi Prosecutor’s Office was targeted in a bomb attack late last night, causing cosmetic damage to the building but leaving no casualties.
It is understood that the bomb, which was a crudely-made TNT device, was placed against the wall of a building next to the office and smashed nearby car windows and lightly damaged the Prosecutor’s building itself.
This comes just one day after Minister of the Interior Ashour Shuwail and Army Chief of Staff Major General Yusuf Al-Mangoush visited Benghazi to unveil their plans to improve the security situation in the eastern city.
Shuwail had spoken of the necessity of clearing the streets of weapons and suggested that citizens found carrying arms would have them confiscated and could face 24 hours in jail.
Benghazi has been the scene of a string of killings targeting security officials in recent months, culminating in the murder of police chief Faraj Drissi, which some have seen as a coordinated campaign of assassination.
Clashes broke out under two weeks ago when a demonstration outside the Security Directorate in the Al-Hawari area descended into a pitched battle between gunmen and security personnel.
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