Benghazi, April 10
A home-made bomb was thrown today at a UN convoy in Benghazi in which the head of the UN . . .[restrict]support mission in Libya (UNSMIL) was travelling.
The envoy, Ian Martin, was not hurt nor was anyone else in the convoy.
“While on a visit to Benghazi the head of the UN support mission in Libya had what appeared to be an explosive device thrown at his convoy. No one has been hurt and the authorities are investigating,” the UN’s Hua Jiang was reported as saying.
An unnamed security official in the convoy was quoted saying that the device was thrown while the convoy was about to stop for a meeting at the Supreme Security Committee’s building. The bomb missed the convoy and exploded in the street.
It is not known who threw the device. Investigations are being carried out by local security forces.
Martin was in Benghazi, the epicentre of the revolution last year, to give a speech at Benghazi University.
The city is seen as very safe. There has not been any similar attack there since last June when a grenade was thrown into the car park of the city’s Tibesti Hotel, destroying two cars.