TRIPOLI: Twin blasts near security force buildings in the Libyan capital early on Sunday killed two people and wounded several more as Mulims marked the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a security official said.
“Two explosions struck at dawn, the first near the military academy on Omar al-Mokhtar Avenue, the second near the interior ministry,” the security official said.
“There were two dead and several wounded,” he added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Around 6 am (0400 GMT), Omar al-Mokhtar Avenue, one of Tripoli’s main thoroughfares, was closed to traffic, an AFP correspondent reported. Checkpoints were set up on other major streets in the city centre.