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Oct. 11, 2013

A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi Friday, seriously damaging the building but causing no casualties, a security official said.

“A powerful explosion in front of the Swedish consulate caused serious damage to it and neighbouring buildings but no casualties,” Colonel Abdullah Zaidi said.

The incident highlights the lawlessness in Libya since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Moamer Kadhafi, and comes just a day after former rebels took Prime Minister Ali Zeidan hostage in Tripoli and held him for several hours.

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