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Securitty/Libya: Car bomb kills 10, wounds 23 at Libyan military base

Benghazi, Libya - A terrorist attack, perpetrated Monday against a military academy in Benghazi, east of Libya, has left at least 10 people dead and 23 seriously injured, according to sources close to the ministry of Health.

They said the blast occurred as new graduates left a technical school at the base.

The explosion came from three vehicles, according to witnesses who said the death toll could even be higher and that human parts litter the site of the attack.

The barracks, housing the Military Academy, are located in the “rue Venise”, near the headquarters of the body in charge of veterans of the city.

The hotbed of the Libyan revolution of 2011 that overthrew the regime of Mouammar Gaddafi, Benghazi was the scene of a wave of violence including assassinations of dozens of military, police officers and political activists.

Several other operations have targeted public buildings and offices of Arab and foreign missions, the most spectacular being the attack in September 2012 against the US consulate in Benghazi, in which the US ambassador, Chris Steven, and three other American diplomats were killed.

These terrorist operations are allegedly carried out by extremist militias including Ansar Ashariaa, a jihadist Salafist group operating in the country.

The Libyan government has promised to bring the perpetrators of the attacks to justice. But so far, none has been arrested.

Pana 18/03/2014