By Ayman Amzein and Moutaz Ali.
Benghazi / Tripoli, 26 June 2014:
A car bomb exploded this morning outside the old parliament building . . .[restrict]in Beida, currently home to the Constitutional Assembly, causing extensive damage and some injuries. No one was killed.
According to local journalist Hamza Al-Kassah, the massive explosion occurred at 11.15 this morning. Dozens of other vehicles were quickly engulfed in flames and destroyed. Several people were also injured, he said. The vehicles used as a bomb, a Toyota Hilux, was reduced to just pieces.
The Assembly was not in session at the time, however. Most of its members are in Tripoli, according to Assembly members Kaled Wahali, from Kufra.
No one has claimed responsibility. However, surveillance cameras are reported to have recorded the vehicle being parking and captured images of one of the men involved leaving the scene. He has not yet been identified.
The attack would not stop the work of the assembly, CA member Sherif Al-Badri told the Libya Herald. “All members of the Assembly are determined to continue working on the constitution and nothing is going to frighten them,” he insisted.
Locals later gathered to protest at the attack. [/restrict]