Benghazi explosion accident – official
20 May 2013, 10:53
Tripoli - Libya's deputy prime minister says an
investigation has indicated that a deadly explosion in Benghazi last week was
an accident and not an attack.
Awd el-Buraasi told reporters in Tripoli on Sunday that
military officials do not believe that the blast in a busy area of Benghazi was
planned. Three people were killed in the incident.
Benghazi, where Libya's 2011 revolution that ousted Muammar
Gaddafi began, has suffered a series of assassinations and attacks on security
and diplomatic missions over the past year, including the attack on the US consulate
that killed the ambassador and three others.
El-Buraasi says a special command centre has been set up
there to oversee security. Notably absent from the operation are militias that
provide security in the absence of a strong military or police force.