By Aimen Amzein.
Benghazi, 27 February 2014:
The Ministry of Defence building in Benghazi was stormed last night and several rooms set alight . . .[restrict]amidst protests against deteriorating security conditions in the city.
An MOD employee told the Libya Herald that the men who attacked the premises, between 10 and 11pm, were the same people who closed the road outside with makeshift barriers and burning tyres.
A number of rooms were torched, he said, although no one was hurt. He claimed that the attackers had been searching for weapons although none were kept in the building.
Outside the offices today, traffic was moving along the main road in Benghazi’s Ghar Younes district as normal and the main MOD gates were open. Although several rooms had been gutted in the blaze, only minimal smoke damage was visible on the facade of the building.
Benghazi was the scene of multiple protests last night, as local people reacted to the killings of at least two security officials.
There have also been protests over the dire security situation in the city’s hospitals, where the safety of staff and patients is under threat. [/restrict]