3 Car Bombs Kill 2 in Tripoli

Deadly blasts first of their kind since fall of Gadhafi
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2012 7:00 AM CDT
3 Car Bombs Kill 2 in Tripoli
A man walks near a destroyed building in Tripoli Street in Misrata, Libya, Friday, July 13, 2012.   (AP Photo / Manu Brabo)

Three car bombs exploded in Tripoli today, killing at least two people, reports Reuters. The first bomb blew up near the interior ministry's administrative offices; when police arrived and began investigating, they found a second, unexploded bomb in the area. Shortly after, two more car bombs detonated at a site the defense ministry has been using for interrogations and detentions, killing two people and wounding two others. "The (victims) were two young men in their 20s," says an official. "They drove past the police academy precisely at the time of the explosion." The bombings are the first such attacks since Moammar Gadhafi's death last year. (More Libya stories.)

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