6 Aug 2012

Car bomb near military police HQ in Tripoli

10:45 am on 6 August 2012

A car bomb has exploded near the offices of the military police in Tripoli, the first such attack in the Libyan capital since the start of a revolt that toppled the regime of Muammar Gaddafi last year.

A senior military source said the blast slightly wounded a Tunisian national, but could not say who might have been behind it.

Several violent incidents have rocked Libya in recent days but these have been mostly confined to the eastern city of Benghazi.

Also in Benghazi, seven Iranian relief workers were abducted by an armed group just as they started an official mission as guests of the Libyan Red Crescent Association, which is still seeking to get them released.