Iran condemns car bomb attacks in Benghazi

Iran condemns car bomb attacks in Benghazi

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi extended his condolences to the family members of the victims of the attacks.

He expressed regret that terrorism is still killing the people of the regional nations after its repeated humiliating defeats, stressing the need for international consensus and cooperation to seriously and pervasively fight against it.

At least 33 people were killed and tens of others were wounded in twin car bombings in Benghazi, according to officials.

Tuesday’s first bomb went off outside Salmani neighbourhood’s Bait Radwan mosque, frequented by the fighters of Brigade 210 from Eastern Libyan security forces, the Libya Observer reported.

The second explosion occurred minutes later close to the first blast site after security and health officials arrived.

Ahmed al-Fituri, chief of a special investigation unit attached to the general command of East Libyan security forces, was killed in the first explosion, Libya Observer cited military sources as saying.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible.

The twin explosions shattered the relative calm that had recently returned to the country’s second city, scene of more than three years of warfare from 2014 until late last year.