facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Benghazi rocked by explosions, clashes

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   July 29, 2013 at 10:56 AM   |   Comments

1 of 4
July 29 (UPI) -- Fighting in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, set off by explosions at city buildings, left at least one person dead overnight Sunday.

"Clashes broke out between special forces and an unknown armed group," said Mohammed al-Hijazy, a spokesman for Benghazi security operations. "At least one soldier was killed. The special forces have now retaken control".

A pair of blasts hit city judicial institutions Sunday, leaving 13 people wounded. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attacks.

The fighting capped three days of increased violence which included a mass breakout of 1,117 prisoners from Kuafiya prison, orchestrated by a riot inside and an external attack.

Follow @gabbilevy and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
2
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
3
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
4
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
5
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback