By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 5 February 2014:
Further details have emerged from today’s brutal bomb attack on a private school in Benghazi with . . .[restrict]a source at the Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC) saying it has received six casualties in addition to the six which were admitted to Al-Jelaa Hospital.
A BMC doctor, who did not wish to be identified, said that those admitted ranged between the ages of 13 and 17 adding one boy had lost a leg in the blast with others receiving light injuries.
The six have been named as Abdelkader Faraj Omar (17 ), Saifullah Adel Sharif (14), Ahmed Al-Muntasser Billah Al-Ghazali (13), Hassan rashid Al-Maghrabi (13), Amin Nuri Abdulhamid and Ali Hamad Saleh al-Fiki.
Spokesman for Benghazi Joint Security Room Ibrahim Al-Sharaa said he could not confirm reports on social media claiming that the explosive device, reportedly a Geltina bomb, which exploded at 11:00 this morning, had been thrown by a disgruntled student. He said that the identity of the attacker was currently unknown although investigations into the incident are ongoing.
The school has been closed until further notice. Initially reported as a primary school, Mahd Al-Marafa in Benghazi’s Tabalino district includes both primary and secondary education.
Jelaa Hospital is today working at a reduced capacity following last night’s attack on Saiqa Special Forces members guarding the hospital. Hospital workers, excluding accident and emergency staff, have said they would not return until their safety can be guaranteed.