03 May '11, 11pm

Car bomb explodes in Libyan rebel bastion Benghazi - Straits Times

BENGHAZI (Libya) - A CAR bomb exploded not far from a headquarters of Libya's rebels in their eastern bastion of Benghazi on Tuesday night, slightly injuring two people, officials said. The blast sparked scenes of chaos as hundreds of men, many toting pistols or Kalashnikovs, milled around and climbed on top of the twisted metal of the car wreck to chant slogans against Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi. 'It was a car bomb,' rebel military spokesman Omar Ahmed Bani told AFP. The explosion took place about 200m from a seafront rebel headquarters in an area where anti-Gaddafi rallies are held daily and where families take evening strolls. 'A white Chevrolet blew up just before evening prayers,' said Libyan journalist Nasser Warfuli at the scene. 'We don't know who did it.' Another witness, Mr Mohammed Baluri, said he believed it was the work of 'Gaddafi cells.' Doctors at al-...

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