Sunday, August 19, 2012

Libya holds 32 'Gaddafi loyalists' over Tripoli attack

The Libyan authorities say they have arrested 32 members of a network loyal to former leader Muammar Gaddafi in connection with Sunday's twin car bombing in the capital, Tripoli.

Two people were killed by the two blasts near the former military academy for women and the interior ministry.

An official of Libya's top security body said the network had been linked to the bombs.

It was the first deadly bomb attack since Gaddafi's overthrow last year.

The attack happened on the eve of the anniversary of the fall of Tripoli to rebel fighters last year.

The bombs struck at dawn, one of them close to the interior ministry's administrative offices, and the other near the military academy on Omar al-Mokhtar Avenue. Read More