Tripoli, 20 August:
Thirty-two Qaddafi loyalists have been arrested following yesterday’s car bombings, which killed two people, authorities have said.
An official with . . .[restrict]the Supreme Security Committee said connections “have been established” between the group and the attacks, according to Reuters.
Three bombs went off yesterday morning, one outside the Interior Ministry and two near to a facility used by the Ministry of Defence for detentions and interrogations.
Yesterday, the Libya Herald also revealed that Qaddafi loyalists had hacked into the Interior Ministry’s communications network and broadcast its response to the crisis live on the Internet.
The men were using a public chat-room service called Paltalk, which enables users to share text, audio and video content simultaneously from multiple locations.
“We have done it, we have done it”, one person was heard reporting back to the room.
“All explosions are remotely controlled and executed. They can’t arrest us; these rats can’t arrest us”, another said.
It is not known whether any of the men in the recording were directly involved in the attack, or if they are amongst those arrested yesterday. [/restrict]