Fatal car bomb rips through Benghazi hospital parking lot

Deutsche Welle: A bomb has exploded outside of Benghazi’s main hospital, according to Libyan officials, claiming several lives and injuring many more. The blast came one day after gunmen lifted a siege on government buildings.

A car bomb detonated outside of a hospital in Libya’s second city, Benghazi, on Monday. The death toll varied in initial reports.

Libya’s deputy interior minister, Abdullah Massoud told then news agency AFP at least 15 people were killed in the explosion. He cited a “preliminary toll.”

The blast “totally destroyed a restaurant and seriously damaged nearby buildlings,” Massoud added.

However, a health official speaking to the news agency Reuters gave a lower estimate of three fatalities, among them children.

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