Benghazi rocked by bomb blast, prison riot
A blast ripped through a Benghazi courthouse on Friday (April 27th), one day after a deadly prison riot east of the city, AFP reported.
The pre-dawn explosion caused no casualties but "left residents in the area and patients being treated in a nearby hospital completely shaken up", one witness said.
According to security sources, unknown assailants booby-trapped the building on Meidan al-Shajara, a public square flanked by several government offices and the National Oil Corporation.
Thursday near Benghazi, a revolt at Kwefiya prison left one person dead and at least four others wounded, security sources said.
According to Libya Herald, brigade sources at the scene of the fighting said that those responsible for the incident were members of Islamist group "Takfir wal Hijra" from Derna.
"Judicial police, with the support of the high security committee, brought things under control," Benghazi security official Mohammed al-Quseiri told AFP.
Three men accused of assassinating Libyan rebel chief Abdel Fatah Younis are imprisoned at the Kwefiya facility. Younis, who served as Moamer Kadhafi's interior minister before switching sides, was killed last July.
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