TRIPOLI, Libya, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Three car bombs detonated near security buildings in the Libyan capital of Tripoli Sunday, killing two people and wounding several others, officials said.
The blasts occurred on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, one of the holiest events on the Muslim calendar. Some citizens and officials blamed the explosions on supporters of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, ousted last year, the British publication The Daily Telegraph reported.
Gadhafi was killed in October during a confrontation with pro-democracy forces, rebels said at the time.
Officials said first explosion near the Interior Ministry caused no casualties. However, two more car bombs that were detonated near the one-time headquarters of a women's police academy, killing two passers-by and wounding three guards.
The attacks did not stop worshipers from attending prayers at mosques, the Telegraph said.
"These attacks are an attempt to spoil Eid by the Gadhafi supporters and scare us," said Mohammed Abdul, 44, told the British publication. "But there are very few Gadhafi supporters now and people refuse to be frightened by them."
No one took responsibility immediately after the blast.
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