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[Published: Friday August 03 2012]

 Blast hits Libyan military intelligence office in Benghazi

Benghazi, Libya, 03 Aug – (ANA) – An explosion  rocked the Libyan military intelligence offices in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday but caused no casualties, security sources and eyewitnesses said.

The blast occurred  when attackers threw an explosive device at the building from a passing car, shattering windows in nearby buildings on Dubai boulevard.

Army spokesman Adil Othmane in Tripoli, confirmed the incident and said it was under investigation. He attributed the attack to the absence of security guards.

It was the third time the building had been attacked this year. For many Libyans in Benghazi, where the revolt that toppled long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi began, the building symbolises the oppression they endured at the hands of his government.

Benghazi has seen a spate of attacks, as well as protests by local groups who complain that eastern Libya is being neglected by the authorities in the capital Tripoli and who want more powers for the region. (ANA)

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