By Ahmed Elumami.
Benghazi, 28 July 2013:
There has been a massive explosion this evening in central Benghazi, outside the city’s north courthouse.
The . . .[restrict]blast occurred immediately after sunset prayers while people were preparing for Iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast. The explosion could be heard across the city.
The incident took place in a cul-de-sac between the Maydan Al-Tahrir courthouse and the former internal security building of the old regime, spokesman for the Benghazi Joint Security Room, Mohamed Hejazi, told the Libya Herald.
The cause of the explosion is not yet clear but Hejazi said that a bomb in a bag left outside the courthouse was detonated.
Ten people were injured in the blast and have been taken to the city’s Al-Hawri hospital. The explosion has also caused major structural damage to the court buildings, Hejazi added. [/restrict]