A car bomb has exploded outside a hospital in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, killing at least 12 people.
Witnesses and an official said that the bomb struck a crowded area in the middle of the day on Monday. The AFP news agency reports that at least 30 people have also been wounded.
The car bomb ripped through the parking lot of the Al-Jala hospital on Monday afternoon, leaving an unknown number of people dead or wounded.
The blast was caused by a car bomb and “caused deaths and injuries,” a security official said, without immediately being able to give further details.
“I saw people running and some of them were collecting parts of bodies,” another witness said.
Benghazi is the cradle of 2011 uprising which toppled the long-time dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. The city has been the scene of numerous attacks and assassinations since then.