Multiple Terror Attacks in Libyan Capital
Terrorists have struck the Libyan capital of Tripoli, in a triple attack leaving at least two young men dead and three others wounded.
The three car bombs exploded near the Interior Ministry, according to a Libyan security officer who spoke with a Reuters photographer. The explosions also struck a former women's police academy, where the worst damage took place.
A fourth car bomb was discovered and defused by police sappers before it could explode.
The victims, both in their 20s, were driving by the site of the blast when the bombs exploded, early in the day. Windows shattered in the surrounding buildings, located in a residential area in central Libya.
Violence has not ceased since the revolution that ended the 42-year reign of Libyan strongman Col. Muammar Qadaffi last year. Local militias and other armed rebel groups have refused to lay down their weapons even after the revolution ended, jockeying for power in the new order. However, until now there have been no deaths resulting from the internecine violence in the country.
The country held its first elections in decades last month following a period of military rule by a National Transitional Council led by the revolutionary fighters who had wrested control of the nation from Qadaffi.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks, and security sources told reporters that had no immediate leads on who might have planted the bombs.