.
.
.
.

Car bomb set off near Swedish consulate in Libya’s Benghazi

Published: Updated:

A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, damaging the front of the building and nearby houses.

No immediate casualties were reported.

“A powerful explosion in front of the Swedish consulate caused serious damage to it and neighboring buildings but no casualties,” Colonel Abdullah Zaidi said in statements carried by Agence France-Presse.

No group claimed responsibility for the blast.

The Swedish foreign ministry said it had no information about the incident.

The bomb exploded a day after Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was briefly abducted by a group of former rebels.

(With Reuters)