Blast kills 15, injures 30 in E Libya

Libyan security forces inspect the remains of a vehicle near the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli after twin blasts killed two people in the Libyan capital, August 19, 2012.

A car bomb explosion at a hospital parking lot in Libyaâ„¢s eastern city of Benghazi kills at least 15 people and injures 30 others.

The explosion struck a crowded area near Al-Galaa Hospital on Monday, security sources said.

Benghazi is the cradle of 2011 uprising which toppled the long-time dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The city has been the scene of numerous attacks and assassinations since then.

On Friday, unknown heavily-armed assailants attacked two police stations in Benghazi, but the attack left no casualties.

Back in September 2012, an attack on the US Consulate killed Washingtonâ„¢s Ambassador Christopher Stevens as well as four other Americans.

Libyans rose up against Gaddafiâ„¢s four-decade-long rule in February 2011 and deposed him in August 2011. He was killed on October 20 of the same year.


This article originally appeared on : Press TV