In Libya, the death toll continues to rise in an offensive launched by a retired army general against militants in the eastern city of Benghazi.
The explosion left a large crater in the ground outside the army base
A car bomb at a military academy has left at least eight soldiers dead in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, medical sources say.
In a first-of-its-type statement, interim Libyan Culture Minister Habib al-Amin on Friday (February 28th) said “radical Islamists” were behind the Benghazi assassinations.
Two separate attacks in Benghazi today left one man dead and another injured.
An Egyptian, understood to be a Coptic Christian, is in a critical condition after being shot by gunmen as he was working on his grocery stall in Benghazi.
The killings of two more policemen in Benghazi on Wednesday (February 26th) sparked protests by angry young residents.
Seven Egyptian civilians were found shot dead execution-style on a beach outside Benghazi on Monday (February 24th).
The Scouts and Guides Commission in Benghazi has become the latest target for bombers in the city to the perplexity and fury of local residents.
Two more people have been murdered in political killings in the past day in Benghazi, throwing showdow over what were already muted celebrations to mark the thirds anniversary of the revolution.